23 March – 10 April 2016
You Will Not Be Easily Erased pays homage to the persistence of ancestral lineages of seven women artists of colour through an experimental, collaborative, live work installation.
The work re-examines ideas around identity, migration and colonialism through personal and collective narratives. The artists will activate the space over a period of two weeks, engaging with place through processes of listening and responding.
A collaborative installation will unfold, evolve and be re-written throughout its duration. A temporal material archive/palimpsest will be created (and re-created) as the space bears witness to the traces left behind.
We create this work as a ritual that reassesses presumptions, honours our living cultures and ensures our/their survival.
You Will Not Be Easily Erased is a collaboration by artists Idil Abdullahi, Nicole Barakat, Salwa El-Shaikh, Zeina Iaali, Priya Panchalingam, Samia Sayed and Samara Shehata.
We are telling our own stories and resisting dominant culture.
We are activating our intuition and healing historical traumas.
We are honouring our ancestral roots on our own terms and in our own languages.
We are sparking strategies for dismantling the constructs of gender and colonialism.
We are transgressive makers of culture.
We are Idil Abdullahi, Nicole Barakat, Salwa El-Shaikh, Zeina Iaali, Priya Panchalingam, Samara Shehata & Samia Sayed.