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  •             My art practice is an avenue for physical and material engagement with the environments that I inhabit as a performer. I am constantly searching for an intersection of a physical vocabulary within PERFORMANCE ART with expressions and media that revolve around spaces, objects, materials, sounds, videos and audiences, in an action that connects the political with the poetic.                  

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Black medusa - 

ما تسمع كان الريح

2020  | Tunis (TN)  

Feature-long film directed by Ismaeil, co-directed by Youssef Chebbi produced by Utopia Films
Available on MUBI (all territories except Arab world, till January 2024) and also on Netflix(Arab world, till July 2025)

In today’s Tunis, Nada is hard of hearing and communicates through a Smart phone app. The 25 years old young woman leads a double life: lonely and boring during the day, violent and extreme during the night. This highly ritualized life is going to shatter the day she falls in love with an old knife and a colleague of hers - Noura - falls in love with her. The film is a Medusa myth-inspired film noir in the #MeToo era.

Snippet from Black Medusa