Shoresh/The Ground Is On Fire

A performance piece inspired by four modern protests in Europe and USA and embodies historic and contemporary acts of civil disobedience. It is a follow-up to the Swedish performance “The Ground is on Fire – a performance about uprising through Husby/Clichy-sous-Bois/Tottenham/South Central”, w hich in 2014 got massive attention and gave rise to one of the biggest debates around performing arts and politics in Sweden.

Shores/The Ground is on Fire was performed in Los Angeles, Paris, Stockholm, Tijuana, San Diego and Charleston during 2017 and was an international collaboration between the Swedish art group aghili/karlsson and locally based poets, activists, musicians and artists performing on stage and creating a site specific performance. We believe that the different protest cities’ unique geographical context in relation to the themes civil disobedience and massive protests can create an artistic web of solidarity between the places, the protests and the artists bearing witness of the struggles for justice and human rights.
Shoresh is supported by Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Statens Kulturråd/Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm City Arts Grants committee.