Live Performance

Lawrence Abu Hamdan Performance: Natq

25 Jan 2023 6-7.30pm


Join us for Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s performance Natq, a live audio-visual essay on the politics and possibilities of reincarnation. Attuning to xenoglossy – the ability of a reincarnated subject to spontaneously recall a foreign language from their past life – the performance explores reincarnation as a means to negotiate the condition of living at the threshold of the law. Reincarnation is considered here as a medium for justice amongst people for whom injustices and violence have escaped the historical record due to colonial subjugation, corruption, rural lawlessness and legal amnesty.

Natq is presented on the occasion of Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s solo exhibition 45th Parallel.

Our gallery and café are open until the start of the performance. We welcome you to arrive early to see Hamdan’s exhibition and to join us for a drink in the café.

Free, but booking essential. This event includes BSL interpretation.


Lawrence Abu Hamdan (b.1985, Amman, Jordan) is a Private Ear. His audio investigations have been used as evidence at the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organisations such as Amnesty International. He has exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale; the 11th Gwanju Biennale; the 13th and 14th Sharjah Biennial; Witte De With, Rotterdam; Tate Modern Tanks, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Portikus Frankfurt; The Showroom, London; and Casco, Utrecht. His works are part of collections at MoMA; Guggenheim, (both New York); Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. As part of a temporary collective with nominated artists Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani, he was awarded the 2019 Turner Prize.

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