A magic visual delight from one of Beirut’s freshest young talents. Conjuring up complex and wondrous images and optical illusions, ēvolvō follows a journey from idyllic nature in the mountains of Lebanon, filled with birdsong and the buzz of insects, to the busy street-life of Beirut with its startling roofscapes and noisy traffic. A strange creature invades the city, is it an ancient monster or an image of the city drowning in plastic pollution? The city is haunted by animal spirits. Like an open-ended riddle, ēvolvō can be read in many ways – filled with wonder and visual surprises.
ēvolvō is performed alongside the shorter work One Day and One Night Beirut.
Yara Boustany works at the crossroads of visual arts and performance. In 2015, she founded Amalgam, a theatre, dance, and circus training space in the heart of Beirut.
Image: Ayman Baalbaki.