• © Rolf Arnold

  • © Rolf Arnold

  • © Rolf Arnold

  • © Rolf Arnold

behind your eyeballs

Salma Said & Miriam Coretta Schulte

As part of »Introducing…« at Performing Arts Festival 2023


How can an archive come alive? Can an archive become a time hole through which we can climb into new futures?
These questions are seen into by Salma Said and Miriam Coretta Schulte who take us on a journey in their constructed futuristic video world. In a space designed by artist Jasmina Metwaly, between video projections and car tires, they explore the subversive video archive “858” of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and the potential of choreographic mnemonic techniques. They travel with the audience through times and spaces on the sound of musician Leila Moon. For the performance, they invite a guest to share their stage and their archival practice. In Berlin this will be Matthias Monroy and the archive CILIP – Civil Liberties and Police.


Salma Said and Miriam Coretta Schulte are partners in crime, friendship and performance. Since 2018, the duo has been developing an artistic practice that combines situational knowledge of their different backgrounds and contexts, a desire to experiment with activism and political issues. Before both came to Berlin last year, Salma Said worked as a performer and actress in Cairo and Leipzig. Miriam Coretta Schulta was active as a performer and director in Giessen, Paris and Basel. »behind your eyeballs« is their first joint project. »Court Fantasies« follows and will premiere in May 2023.


N O T E: The show deals with topic of violence.


In cooperation with Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle and TD Berlin, the Performing Arts Festival 2023 will present three more pieces in the newcomer series »Introducing…«:

2.6. 17:00 + 20:00 HAU 3, »to build to bury to remember« by Sarah Ama Duah
2.6. 18:30 Sophiensaele, »we are all made of stars« by Freddie Wulf 
3.6. 20:30 TD, »Kriegsrahmen« by what about: fuego

Past Dates
  • Jun 03, 2023


15 | 10 Euros
Plus fees. Ticket sales via the Performing Arts Festival.


85 minutes


In English spoken language, individual sentences in German and Arabic spoken language

Concept, performance

Salma Said, Miriam Coretta Schulte


Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs

Space and video

Jasmina Metwaly

Music & sounds

Leila Moon

Choreographical consultation

Tyra Wigg

Light design

Demian Wohler

Technical coordination

Hamza Badran

Production management

Felix Worpenberg

In co-production with Kaserne Basel, Schlachthaus Theater Bern and Schauspiel Leipzig and with the kind support of the Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, the Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Goethe Institut.