There

by Etel Adnan
co-created by Blanka Zizka and Rosa Barba
in collaboration with the Wilma HotHouse
Music Composed by Alex Dowling
September 11, 2019September 22, 2019

Meet the Artists

Production Team

Etel Adnan • Author
Blanka Zizka • Co-Creator
Rosa Barba • Co-Creator
Alex Dowling • Composer
Etel Adnan

Adnan was born in 1925 and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, Paris. In January 1955 she went to the United States to pursue postgraduate studies in philosophy at U.C. Berkeley, and Harvard. From 1958 to 1972, she taught philosophy at Dominican College of San Rafael, California. In 1972, she moved back to Beirut and worked as cultural editor for two daily newspapers—first for Al Safa, then for L’Orient le Jour. She stayed in Lebanon until 1976. In 1977, her novel Sitt Marie-Rose was published in Paris, and won the “France-Pays Arabes” award. In the late seventies, she wrote texts for two documentaries made by Jocelyne Saab, on the civil war in Lebanon, which were shown on French television as well as in Europe and Japan.