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Even Though We Didn't Go Through It

‘Even Though We didn’t Go Through It’ explores the potentiality of interdisciplinary art and design in investigating a social thesis research. In both research projects, ‘Name My National Museum of Yours’, and ‘Would I Fit in Yours’ , Wang and Kreidieh, expands on the concepts of personal narratives and memorial representational spaces to reframe historical documentation. By overlapping for foreign collective memories, ‘Even Though We didn’t Go Through It’ generates an intercultural dialogue among the audience of an immersive political performance. Through layers of choreography and multimedia installations, the concepts of repetition, narration and worthiness are questioned.

‘Would I Fit in Yours ?’

Thourayya Kreidieh
Since 2005, Beirut has been suffering from continuous socio-political conflicts, echoing some events of the 1975 Lebanese war. The city is defined to be in a sustained situation undergoing change. ‘Would I Fit in Yours?’, grows out of a personal conversation to reflect and illuminate undocumented narratives happening during unstable times. It evolves to unveil, the female perspective of past experienced conflicts. Series of conversations between two female generations unfold personal trauma and volatilities. While the stories are being narrated, a factual exposition of the gender inequalities comprising some national legislations is presented. A space of overlapping narratives is created, where the concepts of hope, faith, and worthiness are questioned.

‘Name My National Museum of Yours ’

Jeehyeon Rosa Wang

The National Museum of Korea has been relocated 10 times in past 100 years until it has been placed on current location in 2005, whereas the British Museum has kept at its original location from 1772 for last two centuries.
This research reveals missing dates in the history of the National Museum of Korea planted in the collective memory of the young korean generation. By expressing her uncertainties and curiosities about her full imagined experience of “National Museum of Korea”, Jeehyeon creates a choreographed scene based on stories and interpretations of documented records and facts of the changes the National Museum of Korea underwent through Japanese colonial rule and 25 years of dictatorship. She treats the museum as a historical object of exploration creating a performative space where count, repetition and narration meet through layers of mixed media, printing installation and choreography.


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“ The official history of the National Museum of Korea starts from 1945.”

“ We stopped writing about our history since 1975.”


Thourayya Kreidieh    throurayyakreidieh.com
Jeehyeon Wang           jeehyeonrosawang.com


Choreographer: Ania Straczynska
Performers: Elena Kolia Kalliopi, Eva Linyingchi, Paula Malgorzata Jankowska, Margret Schuetz
Costume Designer: Qiuyu Yu
Sound Artist: Khodor Ellaik
Contributors: Jihye Yoo
Thesis Advisors: Theo Lorenz (AAIS Director)
                          Tanja Siems (AAIS Studio Master)

Special Thanks To:
Miranda Orozco, Tuo Lin, Tarek Mourad, Weihan Chang
Andrew Dean(Music and Production)
Mauricio Pauly(Composition and Sonology)
David McAlmont(Music and History of the Arts)
Heiko Kalmbach(Film Direction and Dramaturgy)
Malgozata Dzierzon(Choreography and Production)
Renaud Wiser(Choreography)