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LYNN DIKA CHATS WITH ANTHONY KMEID & BEIRUT BY DYKE


HUMMUS CAN’T BE SPELLED WITH LENTILS: Or can it? let’s decide with Anthony Kmeid & Beirut by Dyke


24.04.20 - 19h
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(24.04.20)


Who are you?


LYNN DIKA:
I’m Lynn Dika, a creative from Beirut City.
I hate labels. I love hummus though. While I eat hummus, I think about identities a lot & question society norms.

I then create visually to express all of that. I’m learning to express spatially as well.
I sometimes drag.
Are you ready to meet Allah?

BEIRUTBYDYKE: 
Sinine is an aspiring cartoon artist and storyteller from Beirut. Her page, Beirut By Dyke tackles intersectional themes around sexuality and tells personal stories about what it’s like to be Queer in Beirut. She is faithful to her roots, but she is not that militant when it comes to Hummus.

ANTHONY KMEID:
I am a queer artist from Lebanon residing in Barcelona.
I create autobiographical theater pieces combining different mediums.
I share stories and experiences that have affected and shaped me.
I am constantly investigating my queer identity and gender norms.


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How is this crisis affecting you?


LYNN DIKA:
I’m lucky enough to maintain a job online that keeps me going.
Emotionally though, I’m somewhere between a space shuttle launch & a trip down the rabbit hole. In other words, ups & downs. But I guess that’s fine.
Creatively, I’m dead.
Very excited to see the release of humans on planet earth after this crisis.

BEIRUTBYDYKE:
I’m quarantined with my partner and doggy in the Netherlands. I had some practice with staying at home for long stretches of time, so it’s not totally new for me. But the quarantine is making me realize the importance of vulnerability, friendship and public spaces. I started drawing and writing way more frequently especially that focusing on academic staff was very hard.

ANTHONY KMEID:
Confinement has killed my inspiration and motivation. I don’t really mind it as I think it is important not to be constantly productive.


Tell me your favorite track at the moment.


LYNN DIKA:
Warda - Akdeb 3alek

 

BEIRUTBYDYKE:
Mashi Hadi - Nancy Ajram



ANTHONY KMEID:
Tango - Soap kills



Recommend us something else.


LYNN DIKA:
Kinematik - Ana Bahr



BEIRUTBYDYKE:
My Orient



ANTHONY KMEID:
Mazowsze "Dwa serduszka" (The Little Hearts)


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