20th Sept 5-7pm, Politics of cloth/ Politics of Food - Raisa Kabir and Raju Rage, Solo works Free/£3
Raisa Kabir performs, “Your threads cut my fingers, they bleed, yet again and again…”
A live performative weaving installation, with selected images and photomontages from In/Visible Space, and a chance to view the artist creating woven cloth, on a hand loom, and to ask questions while she works.
Curated together, we see images from In/Visible space, where cloth on the queer brown body has been used as a tool of resistance, alongside cloth enabling the performance of gendered ethnicity and queer identity. Raisa Kabir also brings the endurance laden, labour processes entailed in cloth production, and performs them in the gallery space, in order to begin unpicking the embedded histories within woven cotton cloth, and it’s inextricable link to violence and colonialism.
Accompanied by ‘Decolonial Desi Delicacies’ inspired by resistance to racism and colonialism: Raju Rage
The Politics for Food: Recipes for Resistance - £3 per meal £1 per zine
Raju Rage will be creating and serving up traditional South Asian delicacies infused with resistance. The public will be invited to contribute their own recipes and narratives of resistance to a zine project that Raju Rage will create during the residency which will later be printed and shared online.
20th Sept 7-9pm Performative Live- Art Installation: Raju Rage and Raisa Kabir Collaboration Free
The Politics of Cloth on South Asian Queer and Trans bodies. A collaboration between Raju Rage and Raisa Kabir
There is More at Stake Than Just 3 metres of Cloth: Communicating the transitions and migrations of turbans from North India via East Africa to Britain, Raisa Kabir is weaving and crafting cloth conceptually created by Raju Rage, who will ‘perform’ embodying this cloth, and other culturally coded objects, with their complex migration narratives on their non-conforming queer-transgender body.
(weaving loom, projection, images, text, soundscape cloth)