Morehshin Allahyari and Shirin Fahimi channel the revelation of a jinn figure Aisha Qandisha and Ilm al-raml (Geomancy – science of the sand) as their methods for telling and opening doors towards other futures.
Aisha Qandisha is one of the most honored and fearsome jinn in Islam. She is known as ‘the opener’. When she possesses humans, she does not take over the host but rather opens them to the outside; to a storm of incoming jinn and demons, making them a traffic zone of cosmodromic data. Ilm al-raml refers to the foresight that the Earth holds with itself. Through its practice, this foresight is revealed and future is seen, known, and breached.
Presented in partnership with Southern Exposure
Curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Azin Seraj
Pictuerd: Morehshin Allahyari and Shirin Fahimi, Performance-Lecture at Floating University and Projekt Bauhaus, Berlin, 2018. Photo by Tanja Katharina Lindner