Meeting with Zaid Sajdi

  • Date: 2019/7/14 ( Sunday)
  • Duration: 120 min
  • Between Studio 8 and Zaid Sajdi
  • Zaid Sajdi is a Writer, producer, performer based in Amman

What is this meeting all about?

When Choreographers and Composers Collaborate…..

Creating a conversation….

We talked about:

SCARCITY

  • shortage, dearth, lack, want, undersupply, insufficiency, scarcity….
  • How does scarcity of resources and opportunities affect Jordanian artists?
  • Does it make Jordanian artists better or worse?
  • scarcity and creativity….
  • Scarcity boosts creativity.
  • Is necessity truly the mother of invention?

Zaid Sajdi ‘s feedback of our work:

TOUCHED

  • trippy….
  • small raised areas that appear on the skin….
  • Do works of art have the power to change people’s lives?
  • Can art hold a deep and potent message?
  • Why art has the power to change the world?
  • Seeing a work of art can alter your whole view on a subject.
  • Are we often feel untouched?
  • This is where art can make a difference.
  • Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt.
  • And this felt feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action.
  • Most of us know the feeling of being moved by a work of art, whether it is a song, a play, a poem, a novel, a painting, or a spatio-temporal experiment.
  • When we are touched, we are moved; we are transported to a new place that is, nevertheless, strongly rooted in a physical experience, in our bodies.
  • We become aware of a feeling that may not be unfamiliar to us but which we did not actively focus on before.
  • This transformative experience is what art is constantly seeking.
  • We believe that one of the major responsibilities of artists – and the idea that artists have responsibilities may come as a surprise to some – is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also to feel it emotionally and physically. By doing this, art can mitigate the numbing effect created by the glut of information we are faced with today, and motivate people to turn thinking into doing.
  • Engaging with art is not simply a solitary event.
  • The arts and culture represent one of the few areas in our society where people can come together to share an experience even if they see the world in radically different ways.
  • The important thing is not that we agree about the experience that we share, but that we consider it worthwhile sharing an experience at all.
  • In art and other forms of cultural expression, disagreement is accepted and embraced as an essential ingredient.
  • In this sense, the community created by arts and culture is potentially a great source of inspiration for politicians and activists who work to transcend the polarising populism and stigmatisation of other people, positions, and worldviews that is sadly so endemic in public discourse today.

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