Mascu – Fuck is a performance in which Moe Mustafa defies masculinity by using belly dance inspired by Egyption female belly dancer such as Suhair Zaki and Samia Jamal. A series of monologues touch on growing up gay, rejection, the effect parents have on us and unsuccessful relationships.
The performance is not recommended for audiences under 16-years-old.
Moe Mustafa was born in Kuwait in 1985 to Palestinian parents, was brought up in Jordan. Currently based in Finland, Moe Mustafa is is a visual artist, performer, writer and composer – under the pseudonym Atheer Soot (أثير صوت). His work unfolds and contracts in multiple ways, exploring the role of memory, the impact of familial and societal violence, and hierarchy of sexual desirability. Brash and personal, it is as such a fight against deniability.
Concept, text, sound: Moe Mustafa
Set & lighting design: Julia Jäntti
Costumes: Emmanuel Culkin Mugisha
Co-production: PALO Art Productions, Kiasma-teatteri
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki city, Kone saari residency
Special thanks to: Maria Badji (music production), Mikko Kelloniemi (video production)