The idea behind the Skin Cello was to deconstruct the power of the traditional cello as an instrument, to change   relationship to it, and also to create more sound possibilities through the use of different construction materials. Khabat’s designed the Skin Cello as a …

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This is a preparation of the string of  traditional cello, drawn from my experiences of learning to play in the war zone of Kurdistan-Iraq. This preparation is a representation of the physical adaptations that were necessary in my country because …

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This project is a hand  preparation with an object in order to struggle or paralyse my hand movement.This preparation  reflects as a kind of socio-political and cultural paralysis. Click here 

The feedback cello is a collaboration project with composer and sound artist Hardi Kurda in 2014. the idea was to use the cello as a resonance box for five small speaker.

This preparation is such a way to create connections of memory, using objects that have a personal resonance (for example ‘dressing’ her instruments in safety pins like those her mother used to use when she sewed clothes ). or that …

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