On Akka’s Shore
Part of Emerge Festival
28/09/19 7:00 pm
Artist Umama Hamido performs this live art piece which combines film, text, sound and rap. On Akka’s Shore is a fictional memoir of Umama and her friend Tareq Al Jazzar based on hallucinations, dreams and out-of-body experiences, scenes slip between Akka in Palestine, a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, Hamido’s cith of birth, Beirut and London, their current home. On Akka’s Shore takes us on an exploration of the chaos of memory in relation to personal and collective history.
There will be two performances of the work. The bar will be open, serving cocktails, with a playlist curated by the artist playing between performances. The new exhibition Anamorphosis: Notes from Palestine, by Praneet Soi will also be open throughout the evening.
This event is part of Emerge Festival, the new London wide festival of culture.
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- 7:30 – 8:30 PM
- 9:15 – 10:15 PM
About Umama Hamido
Existing on the border between many places and nowhere, Umama Hamido is a Lebanese artist currently living in London. Through montages of performance, film, sound and text she addresses experiences of loss, yearning and remembrance. She employs cine verité footage and audio recordings to explore the politics of space – imagined and real – as she negotiates our relation to traumatic spaces, and how the formation of the self is affected in the context of separation and marginality in Lebanon and its neighbouring countries.
On Akka’s Shore is a SPILL commission, supported by Jerwood Arts through a Jerwood Visual Arts Bursary and by Artsadmin Artists’s Bursary Scheme 2018-19.