“Quelque Chose de Suspect?” (2018)

Acapella performance for a trio of migrant voices. Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Brussels and presented live in Belgium on April 14,2018. Duration: ca. 10 minutes.

Quelque chose de suspect?

The ubiquitous phrase “Quelque chose de suspect?” seen in airports and train stations in French-speaking Europe is an example of how biometry is a performative everyday gesture, constantly enacted through the eyes and ears of citizens and against an invisible, constructed threat of otherness.

Performed by Ghasem Mousavi, Farida Lehyan, and Moumy Chahou.
Conducted by Floris Lammens (Brussels Experimental).

Photo credit: Goethe Institut Brussels.