Talhiya Lapse

Talhiya Lapse was developed by Paul Regan as a solo live performance piece which premiered at Cabaret Voltaire at Manifesta 11 in Zurich in September 2016. The performance was included in the Cabaret der Kunstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire programme curated by Manuel Schweiwiller for Manifesta 11 at Cabaret Voltaire — the historic “birthplace” of Dada performances. The title Talhiya Lapse refers to the Arabic for entertainment or diversion and pertains to the laws in Saudi Arabia which restrict womens rights; in this case, the performance relates to the law which until 2013 enforced a total ban on women cycling. This law was then changed to allow women to cycle for “entertainment” or leisure but not as a form of transport, e.g. for commuting.

Article from The Guardian by Nabila Ramdani [03.04.13]. Saudi Arabia’s religious police are encouraging women to cycle, but not to go anywhere: they must be in parks, covered up, accompanied by a male relative. See article here.

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Performed in Manifesta 11 Performance Programme Cabaret der Kunstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire.

In the piece, the performer cycles in circles on stage to accompanying Saudi pop music.

 

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Swim performed at Manifesta 11 at the Pavilion of Reflections on Lake Zurich, September 10, 2016. Thanks: Christian Jankowski for encouragement and Aiden Condron for performance support. #manifestaDotOrg #PavilionofReflections#offWorkonLake

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Talhiya Lapse 3

Talhiya Lapse 3 was performed in Valencia Spain on October 9 at the City of Arts and Sciences. The action involved paddling a transparent kayak around the lakes on front of the buildings.

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Performance of Talhiya Lapse 3 at City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.

IMG_1440IMG_1480IMG_1463Talhiya Lapse 3 was performed in Valencia Spain on October 9 at the City of Arts and Sciences. The action involved paddling a transparent kayak around the lakes on front of the buildings.


 

Talhiya Lapse 4 [cancelled]

The performance of Talhiya Lapse 4 which was to take place in Brussels on March 28, 2017 was refused a permit for public presentation by Ville de Bruxelles Culture Dept. on the grounds of: [1] the public face-covering ban and [2] political connotation.


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Performance of Talhiya Lapse 5 at Veikou Park in Athens.

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Collaborative performance in Documenta 14 with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens in Cuddling Athens at National Museum of Contemporary Art [EMST] in Athens Greece, April 10, 2017.

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Talhiya Lapse 6

Talhiya Lapse 6 was performed The Inaugural International Autonomous Biennale (Cf), a project by Jeanette Doyle in “The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access” for GradCAM @ The Research Pavilion at The Venice Biennale. September 29 to October 1. Paul Regan represented Saudi Arabia in a performative painting piece at the Saudi Pavilion on Sunday October 1st at The Research Pavilion.  #researchpavilion

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Talhiya Lapse 6 was performed The Inaugural International Autonomous Biennale (Cf), a project by Jeanette Doyle in “The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access” for GradCAM @ The Research Pavilion at The Venice Biennale.
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Talhiya Lapse 6 was performed The Inaugural International Autonomous Biennale (Cf), a project by Jeanette Doyle in “The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access” for GradCAM @ The Research Pavilion at The Venice Biennale. Photo: Jenny Guy.

 


Talhiya Lapse 7

Talhiya Lapse 7, a video piece involving archery, was performed on Lido beach in Venice in October 2017.

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Talhiya Lapse 7, involving archery, was performed on Lido beach in Venice in October 2017.
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