Pavilion presents a screening and conversation with artist Rehana Zaman and curator and writer Chandra Frank.
Zaman’s video Tell me the story Of all these things (2016), shown at Tenderpixel, London (2016-2017), explores processes of disassembling as constitutive of lived experience. Drawing together intimate conversations between the artist and her two sisters, ominous animated visions of a metamorphosing body, e-learning training on Prevent, and staged, performed gestures; the work attends to the particular experiences of British Muslim women. Tell me the story Of all these things takes its title from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee, a novel that deploys a variety of texts to examine themes of dislocation and fragmentation.
Dreaming Rivers (1988) directed by Martina Attille (Sankofa Film and Video) is a bittersweet drama reflecting on migration, dislocation and the Windrush Generation. Attille has said that this film ‘illustrates the spirit of modern families touched by the experience of migration,’ as it follows the memories of Caribbean-born Miss T and her family.
The screening is followed by Rehana Zaman in conversation with Chandra Frank, an independent curator, writer and PhD candidate whose work focuses on the Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s.
Friday 5 May 2017, 6–8pm
The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds
Suggested donation £5
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