Performance: May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth
Performance of Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Haykal, Makimakkuk and Julmud in the context of the exhibition „Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme. May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth“.
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 2 pm
Location: In the museum
With: Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Haykal, Makimakkuk and Julmud
- This event is free of charge
- No registration required
Basel Abbas was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1983. Ruanne Abou-Rahme was born in Boston in 1983. They have exhibited internationally, most recently at the Art Institute of Chicago (2021); the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands (2020); Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City (2019); and Disjecta, Portland, Oregon (2019). Their work has additionally been featured in solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Hamburg (2018); Alt Bomontiada, Istanbul (2017); the Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo (2015); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014); Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (2014); and the Delfina Foundation, London (2009). In 2015 their work was included in the Sharjah Biennial, where they were awarded the Sharjah Biennial Prize. Abbas and Abou-Rahme live in both New York City and Ramallah.
Haykal is an MC and producer based in Ramallah, Palestine. He has been releasing music since 2012 and is the co-founder of one of the oldest hip-hop crews in Palestine, Saleb Wahad, which means “negative one” in Arabic. Haykal has performed live at, among others, Swiss Club, Cairo, (2019) and with Muqata’a on the occasion of his album release in 2013. He has participated in Palestine Literature Festival (2016) and Al Haraja Market, Ramallah (2017).
Julmud is a producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music researcher based in Ramallah, Palestine, who creates, composes, samples, and combines sounds from across the globe to create his own form of music. He has produced work for various artists such as Haykal, Al Nather, Muqata'a, Makimakkuk, and Walaa Sbait, as well as members of the collective Saleb Wahad, to which he also belongs. He is currently producing a variety of solo and collaborative works. His debut album, Tuqoos, is forthcoming from Bilna'es in March 2022.
Makimakkuk is an independent music producer, lyricist, and vocalist. She released her first EP Fada'/Spaces in 2014 with Luxembourg-based producer Sun Glitters and has released various tracks on platforms such as Soundcloud, YouTube, and Spotify. In 2015 she took part in the A. M. Qattan Foundation's art residency at the Cité internationale des Arts, Paris. She participated in the first Palestinian musical play, Joo', by composer Dina Shilleh and the first and only Palestine Boiler Room in 2018. She has collaborated with the members of Saleb Wahad and has supported artists such as Al Sarah and The Nubatones, Nicolas Jaar, Bu Kolthoum, and Elfar3i, and played in the same lineups as Muqata'a, Synaptik, DJ Sama, Julmud, Haykal, Al Nather, Oddz, and Sam Binga.
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