«Stranger Within» by Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi
Stranger Within is the result of a long-standing art project by Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi, and their work in the North of Norway.
For two years, Habib and Hindi have performed in people’s houses in exchange for a meal or a coffee. They played for teachers, priests, sled dog breeders, office workers, a former police officer, a future Sámediggi president.
The work is developed in a spirit of hosting strangers with strangeness, where art is stuck in reality.
This book offers us the precious stories they were told along the way, and horror poems, and mysterious images of the North. This is a broken history of Norway, shaped like a haunted land, fretting at the remains of the day.
Stranger Within contains texts by Aase Berg, Siri Broch Johansen, Henri Michaux, Slincraze, Liv Helene Willumsen as well as pictures by Ingun Mæhlum, scandals in Alta, memories of the war, picture of the spy Frode Berg, and much more.
Editors: Mia Habib og Jassem Hindi
Produced by: Siri Leonardsen og Grethe Henden for Mia Habib Productions
Graphic design: Kristoffer Busch
Print: TS Trykk, Oslo
Supported by: Kulturrådet og Black Box teater