Tamara Erde

Sabour - Performance - 2011

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 13


We met at Le Fresnoy in 2009 and decided to do a project together.

We wanted to film in Teheran and Tel-Aviv. Given the very complex political situation between our two countries, it is impossible for either of us to enter the other’s country.

A forbidden encounter. Consequently, we decided to set up this encounter through an imaginary journey that comes from our own expression, the body and the image.

It is a performance duo using a system of movement capture in real time. New technology enables us to explore the interaction between the body and the drawing in order to create an assembled world from our universe, of our lived experience and our memories.

The title of the project Sabour is a word of Hebrew origin also used in the Persian language. Sabour means “to think” in, Hebrew. There is another word in Persian and Arabic with the same pronunciation and a different spelling which means “patient”.

Tamara Erde


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing