in cooperation with our doctoral student Jasmin Mahazi
News from Mar 23, 2015
As "strangers" and "guests" (Kiswahili: wageni) to the experimental installation "Enchantment / Beauty Parlour," visitors become an integral part of the mise-en-scène. They become immersed in an environment that is unknown to most of them: the production of female beauty and the weddings on the Swahili coast of East Africa. The Swahili aesthetic combines "inner" and "outer," spiritual and physical beauty and appeals to all the senses synaesthetically.
The installation, by Dominic Huber, was created in collaboration with Paola Ivanov, Andrea Rostásy, Maimuna Difini and our doctoral student Jasmin Mahazi.
"Enchantment / Beauty Parlour" is running from 26 march until 18 october 2015 in the Humboldt Lab Dahlem (Museen Dahlem), Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin.