Join us for the fourth Women of Colour Index Reading Group
Special Collections & Archives, The Library with Michelle Williams Gamaker, Althea Greenan, Samia Malik, and Rehana Zaman.
Full address: Women’s Art Library, Special Collections, Library, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross SE14 6NW
Event date: Monday 16th January 2017
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Workshops reading text:
Artist: Zarina Bhimji
In recent work, I have used photographs of personal objects to explore questions of identity and place. I want to create, communicate new meanings by bringing Indian language, objects, memory, dreams, conversations from East Africa and Indian backgrounds-as well as my experience of Western culture-to play in between two realities.
Travelling through London streets, I absorb the loudness of countless advertisements. Contradictions of text and image stimulate ideas for my own work. I collect sari patterns, wedding invitation cards, toys and jewellery as these objects tell stories of personal and cultural significance and to create metaphors for people, emotions and events.
When text is used, that is typed face, hand-script, size and texture, it is carefully considered as the image and treated as a vehicle through which meanings are suggested.
The issues in my work I attempt to deal with are ‘power’ and people who control to keep things as they are!
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