Jasmina Al-Qaisi

commissioned radio productions

Jasmina Al-Qaisi – “To enter the ____’s mouth”

TX: Wednesday, 30th August, 12pm – 12.30pm  + Friday, 1st September, 6pm – 6.30pm

image credit: Lisa Alice Klosterkötter

“To enter the ____’s mouth” might feel like sitting on a flower and looking for trouble. While fighting chronic pain, Gura (The Mouth) is building up her character across dimensions using pareidolia, circumambulation and circumlocution. Mistaking entrances for exits, caves for cavities, venturing and fictionalising confidently confusion and coincidence, Gura seeks out loud origins of inherited fears and pains. All of this seems necessary for Gura to divert hypochondria with idiomatic sentences towards an anecdotal journey on a way inside of an MRI.

Comments and sampled sounds from: MRI Scan (Brain) sound by SEBsixsixsix on yt


Jasmina Al-Qaisi is a poet who writes for voice and paper, articulates and performs language with sound, food or care practices towards uncontainable forms of literature.

When writing with sound, Jasmina shape-shifts in inexistant institutional forms, invents jobs, engages in human and more than human relations and broadcasts temporarily or mobile on free and public radios.