Shayma & Seba

Shayma & Seba
, © Franzi Kreis

Shayma & Seba 

Shayma & Seba, the first Kurdish female art and music duo in Vienna, uses spoken word, sound poetry and electroacoustic music as an expression of rage, resistance and cultural healing. As women of color who experience intersectional discrimination in a racist society, they bundle their anger in a fusion of "Dengbej" (a historically Kurdish form of music and storytelling), Anatolian sounds and techno, house, acid and trap.

Betül Seyma Küpeli (Shayma) is a concept artist, singer-songwriter and cultural mediator. She studied architecture and fine arts. In her work, she deals with the following topics: post-migrant and intersectional knowledge, socio-political and socio-cultural conditions and urban planning. With intermedia forms of expression such as video art, sound art as well as visual and performative art, she creates connections and breaks at the same time. She is currently working on a coming-of-age science fiction animation film. In 2016/17 she received the scholarship from kültür gemma. Until 2019 she worked as part of the project Stadtrecherchen with the Burgtheater. In 2018 she founded the first Rap-Chor with Esrap. She has been working as a media expert at IOM since 2019. In 2020 she was invited by the Festival der Regionen design the festival with the artistic director. Together with Seba Kayan, she created the music and artist duo Shayma & Seba. The concept of Oriental Futurism is the foundation of their sound, in which they fuse Anatolian sounds and singing with electronic rhythms, techno, house, acid and trap.

Seba Kayan is a Djane, artist and sound artist. In 2017 she developed the projekt Kreativplattform, which opens up a space for artists and designers to place their artistic work in a new context, in which the space co-determines and influences the works. As part of the Vienna Design Week 2016, she curated the project Margare's Place. In 2018 she founded electro yoga, a format that combines yoga and electronic music. She works transdisciplinary with different genres and creates connections between music and art. Since 2019 she has dedicated herself to the musical genre Oriental Techno. She is currently working with Betül S. Küpeli under the stage name Shayma & Seba as the first Kurdish female music and art duo. Her music is inspired by the idea of ​​Oriental Futurism.

works at brut 

 

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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest

accessible

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

March 2024
Claire Lefèvre
LOIE (is a fire that cannot be extinguished)
March 2024
kinderhände association with Pam Eden
Austrian sign language – Introducing, mediating, integrating in artistic practice
March 2024
Transformative Narratives (Lena Kuzmich, Tony Wagner & Guests)
Choir of Kin
March 2024
Transformative Narratives (Lena Kuzmich, Tony Wagner & Guests)
Choir of Kin
March 2024
Tanja Erhart & Julischka Stengele, Pam Eden, Eva Egermann & Cordula Thym, Katharina ‘Senki’ Senk, Liv Schellander, Noa Winter
The Art of Access: Creating access, Shaping accessibility
March 2024
Katharina ‘Senki’ Senk and Theresa ‘Ray’ Scheinecker
A Tactile Introduction into the installation Choir of Kin
March 2024
Matteo Haitzmann with Arthur Fussy & Judith Schwarz
Make it count
March 2024
Noa Winter
Artistic Accessibility– Institutional Ableism, Privileges, and the Removal of Barriers
March 2024
isocialbutterflyy x bossschnuffi
imagetanz Closing Party

brut at Metro Kinokulturhaus

accessible

Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Stephansplatz), U4 (Stadtpark),Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z (Oper, Karlsplatz)

brut at WUK performing arts

barrierefrei

Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna
Subway: U6 (Währinger Straße / Volksoper), Tram: 40, 41, 42 (Währinger Straße / Volksoper), 5, 33 (Spitalgasse), 37, 38, 40, 41, 42 (Spitalgasse / Währinger Straße)

March 2024
Ceylan Öztrük
Wearing the Angles, Kissing the Room

studio brut

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

March 2024
Yoh Morishita
Chrysalis
March 2024
Mads Floor Andersen
Bound [Earthbound Series]

brut nordwest – rehearsal space

not accessible

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

March 2024
Handle with care featuring HUGGY BEARS Part 1 & 2
March 2024
Handle with care featuring HUGGY BEARS part 3 & 4