E wie Erinnern – Um mich herum Geschichten

An evening by recollect Syria

War, violence and flight leave traces, both visible and invisible. Dealing consciously with the past is particularly important in the case of serious human rights violations. If traumatic experiences and injustice are ignored, this weakens both the foundations of a present worth living and the prospect of peace in the future.

A prudent culture of remembrance and engaging questions of responsibility are an important key to healing and preventing lingering bitterness, resignation and division.

Seba and Luna fuse narrative and music, placing memories in new contexts, creating spaces, and creating a unique listening experience. Everyday objects recall from an unusual narrative perspective. Under a burning glass, realities of life, moments and emotions are captured, blurring the boundaries between home and diaspora, and what remains are the experiences in which the mysterious objects allow us to participate.

Language German
Price pay what you can
(The recommended ticket price is CHF 30 per person. At the event, an additional collection can be made in favor of the association recollect Syria.)

With Luna Al-Mousli, Seba Kayan a. o.

In cooperation with recollect Syria and ZIID – Zürcher Institut für interreligiösen Dialog

recollect Syria is a non-profit, tax-exempt association based in Zurich. It emerged from the further development and renaming of the association "Syrian Refugee Crisis", founded in 2013, and supports work on the past and future of Syrian people who have experienced war, violence and flight.
The association supports selected projects in the areas of mental health, collective memory and social reconciliation, thereby contributing to the sustainable reconstruction of Syria.
You can support recollect Syria projects on the evening and beyond. More information: www.recollect.ch

Seba Kayan is a Viennese DJ and artist. Her music has a forensic, political and metaphorical approach. By rummaging through various music archives, she collects lost pieces. In her musical spectrum, techno meets Anatolian sounds. The intention is not to create a binary vision of an occidental vs. oriental world, but to embody and interweave both cultures.

Luna Al-Mousli born 1990, grew up in Damascus, lives and works as an author, graphic designer and impulse generator in Vienna. She received her diploma in graphic design from the University of Applied Arts. Luna's works move in the field of tension between literature, art and actionism. The focus is on concrete people, their stories and multi-layered needs. For her debut "Eine Träne. Ein Lächeln. Meine Kindheit in Damaskus" (weissbooks.w, 2016), she was awarded the Austrian Children's and Youth Book Prize, among other prizes. In 2022, her book "Um mich herum Geschichten" was published by Edition W Verlag.