Oh, I Am So Sorry! I Didn’t Mean To Scratch Your Face

Performance, 2016, 25 minutes.
This performance is part of an ongoing performative project titled “Dramatic Episodes About Locomotion” which artist Mohamed Abdelkarim began in 2013. The series follows his interest in travel literature, non-linear narratives, and the idea of a “quest.” It is a growing archive of events and stories in which oral storytelling serves as a tool to question official historical narratives and blur boundaries between fact and fiction “Oh, I am so sorry! I didn’t mean to scratch your face” relies on the figure of the zombie and the ghoul to imagine a possible mode of existence in times of perpetual crisis. Combining different media in the fragmented setting of a lecture theatre, the performance traces the potential in being a “renegade”.