Arabstazy is a multidisciplinary artistic platform with bases in Tunis, Paris and Berlin. It is dedicated to the research of the connection between heritage, identity, culture and digital arts. Founded as a collective by Tunisian electronic musician Mettani, it has since then relentlessly questioned the meaning and relevance of the supposed Arab unity.
Following the Arab Spring events that brought major changes to the Maghrebi cultural and artistic ecosystem, the collective explores how the Arab World is perceived and perceives itself, and lays the foundations of what could be a new wave of North African and Middle Eastern futurism.
Arabstazy offers a multi-modal experience that alters and deforms the classic club spirit. Urban but tribal, dramatic but minimal, full of contradictions in a fragile balance between maqamat and equal temperament. It is a digital performance that has a meaning and a story going beyond just an electronic music show.
Our vision is to create an autonomous and singular form of mindset, that is aware of its representations. An identity quest immersing its roots into the future, while highlighting and transmuting its traditions. This mindset is to evolve into a new artistic language, that would have been released from the post-colonialist and orientalist exotic perspectives. A process that will eventually focus on the interactions and connections rather than appearence or style