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Live performance_actions of becoming. A dialogue between internal and the external space-s

Sobia Zaidi is a performance artist, playwright and theater maker her practice is concerned with finding and curating the mundane and ordinary as extraordinary. Sobia has always been fascinated by the body both as an object in space and as a subject. The inspiration for her performances comes from the daily life interactions which she re-enacts in the most unexpected sites and contexts. For her the awareness of the body is the beginning of all the politics and it’s interaction with space is where the performance starts for her. She playfully explores the poetics of anonymity and secrecy in her practice which is why her work is mostly subtle and deliberately unnoticeable. Text is a major part of her practice. She uses text to record the memory of the work and also creates manuals for performances that contain instructions to create performances. She is currently trying to understand, define and redefine the word Performance. She received her Masters in Performance Art and artistic research from Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands and is presently teaching at Forman Christian College, Lahore. 

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