Taleteller Talisman, Act III
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Join artist Jumana Emil Abboud for a talisman-creating workshop. The workshop invites the acknowledgement of the sacred within the natural landscape through storytelling and story-giving. The session will encourage the creation of personalised charms that respond to tales from participants’ individual oral history and current experiences; with particular emphasis on the natural landscape that we inhabit and that inhabits us.
Jumana Emil Abboud‘s creative practice engages with oral histories, drawing on Palestinian folklore and its integrated relationship with land and water; with the human and non-human. Abboud has participated in numerous exhibitions over the last two decades. She is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.
Image 1: Jumana Emil Abboud, Fox without tail and Bird Cage, talismanic objects for O Whale Don’t Swallow our Moon! exhibition at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, 2016. Photo by Lara Khaldi. Courtesy of the artist.
Image 2: Jumana Emil Abboud, Taleteller, Talisman, Tree and Stone, Enchanted Creature, Fragmented Bone, 2016, multimedia installation at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, 2016. Photo by Issa Freij. Courtesy of the artist.
Image 3: Portrait of Jumana Emil Abboud. Photo by Colin Davison, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2016. Courtesy of the portrayed.