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See some films from the recent past in which I speak about my work as an artist, designer and advocate for better understanding between Deaf and Hearing worlds, and Arabic and Western cultures.
Threads brings together three Arab women artists from Syria, Lebanon and Sudan, weaving a story of migration, songs of the Earth, of disability and the passage of time. In a journey through storytelling, music, and visual poetry they explore how, while the rich tapestry of our lives may be different, a thread runs through them to bring together a sisterly home that is unbound and timeless. Inspired by the nomadic Bedouin, one of the many indigenous communities in the Arab world who continue to be marginalised through aggressive, extractive ‘development’ practices, Threads brings together the impact of time, culture and migration in a scripted spoken word, accessible performance, with music and a mixed media installation. Storytelling will be performed by Alia Alzougbi and accompanied by original music by Rihab Azar on the Oud. The focal point of the installation will be a sculptural work that brings numerous threads, made up of a vast range of colours, and created by Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings. Part of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, this is a digital, accessible performance, available to watch for free. Threads is commissioned by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, with support from DaDa, funded by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council.
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