The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows


  • 07.11 > 19.11.2022
  • 19.07 > 25.07.2021

A sto­ry of inter­ac­ti­on bet­ween bodies and infrastructures.

In her work​‘The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows’, Sana intro­du­ces us to the pri­va­te pro­per­ty of a his­to­ri­cal figu­re: this par­ti­cu­lar plot of land is loca­ted in the Evin neigh­bor­hood that stret­ches from the north­west of Tehran to the foot of the Alborz moun­tains. Blurring the line bet­ween fact and fic­ti­on, she invi­tes us to fol­low her dra­wing new nar­ra­ti­ves from this urban fabric. 

Exploring the fusi­on of archi­tec­tu­ral rea­ding, inter­per­so­nal sto­ry­tel­ling and ima­gi­na­ry evo­ca­ti­on of a public spa­ce, Sana Ghobbeh’s works com­pri­se an inter­ac­ti­on with par­ti­cu­lar archi­tec­tu­ral ele­ments whe­re a per­for­mer enga­ges with the dis­rup­ted urban spa­ce and trans­forms it into an evol­ving con­text of enga­ge­ment. While ques­ti­o­ning the rela­ti­ons­hips bet­ween and within his­to­ri­cal events, and about dis­co­ve­ring small acti­ons that can sha­ke the sta­bi­li­ty of archi­tec­tu­ral ele­ments that favour oppres­si­on, subt­le coun­­ter-acti­ons are devel­o­ped through poe­try, ima­gi­na­ti­on and fabulation. 

This per­for­man­ce is part of her long term research Performing Spaces — an explo­ra­ti­on on urban struc­tu­res and their inner-narratives”.

By & with: Sana Ghobbeh | Dramaturgical advi­ce: Maarten Van den Bussche | Radio voi­ce: Axel Bouhon | Thanks to Myriam Van Imschoot and Samah Hijawi | with the sup­port of KUNSTENWERKPLAATS