Jumana Emil Abboud: Hide Your Water From The Sun
14/03/18 7:00 pm
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Artist Jumana Emil Abboud speaks to us about the haunted springs and water demons in Palestine in a lecture performance. She invites us to witness the unparalleled beauty as well as erasure trajectory of her home, as we follow her search for the haunted springs and water demons in Palestine.
Tracing a 1922 study of Dr. Tawfiq Canaan, bearing the same title, mapped out across the current Palestinian landscape of globalization, demarcation and fragmentation; she presents us with folktales and superstitions, with a glossary of enchantments.
Are we defined by the myths as well as the realties of our identity? How can we survive the oral histories that once whispered our names and invited us, through wild fairytales, to love the land and safeguard her generosity?
Abboud’s new commission for Tate A Happy Ending III (Tate Tales) 2018 involves storytelling performances and will be on display at Tate Modern from 16 – 25 March as part of the event Ten Days and Six Nights.
Jumana Emil Abboud is a Palestinian artist based in Jerusalem. She uses drawing, video, performance, objects, and text to navigate themes of memory, loss, and resilience. She has shown at the Venice, Sharjah and Istanbul Biennales; the Bahrain National Museum; the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris. Recent solo exhibitions and performances: BALTIC centre for contemporary art, Gateshead, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Bildmuseum, Umeå University, Sweden, Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation Amman, and Living Together performance festival, Museum of Art & Design, Dade college, Miami, Florida.