GRINDING THE WIND
Dina Mimi (Amsterdam | Jerusalem)
05.11. 20:30 – 21:00
06.11. 15:00 – 15:30
06.11. 18:00 – 18:30
In English and Arabic
Dina Mimi’s performance GRINDING THE WIND navigates the missing parts of the story of her great-grandfather, who underwent medical testing and heart surgery at the Israeli military hospital Tel Hashomer in 1969. This event provoked a journey into archives, oral histories, dreams, and books. As she explains, “Like a surgeon who has wet dreams of inserting a finger into a heart during surgery, my research around the performative aspects of open-heart surgery is also motivated by desire. The heart of my great-grandfather, sealed behind more than one hundred stitches from his chest to his waist, was reduced to ashes as his final gesture of self-immolation.” Facing the mystery of this now inaccessible “archive”, Dina Mimi probes for clues to understand her great-grandfather’s descent into silence and protest, and eventually so even in death.
By | With Dina Mimi Sound Bashar Suleiman | Maya Khaldi
Dina Mimi is a visual artist who lives and works between Jerusalem and Amsterdam. Her practice is multifaceted and uses video, sound, performance, and text. She has been researching issues and subjects regarding the body and death in the public sphere, and notions of visibility and invisibility in the relationship of archaeology to the object, and the museum to death. She has also been researching protest as a performance. Dina obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 2016, and her MFA degree in art in the public sphere from ECAV (École cantonal d’art du Valais) in Switzerland in 2018, and currently in De Ateliers Residency in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dina participated in numerous exhibitions and events in cities around the world, including Amman, Amsterdam, Boston, Brussels, Dro, Jerusalem, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Pedua, Ramallah, Seoul and Zurich.
Production and realization
Commissioned as part of The Consortium Commissions - a project initiated by Mophradat.