Join us for a radio conversation with Karen Baker. Washington-DC based artist Monica Jahan Bose and Paris-based musician Nirina Lune are collaborating on a musical piece. Monica is a Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist whose work spans performance, painting, film, printmaking, and interdisciplinary projects. Nirina is a French-Malagasy singer, songwriter, and performer whose music incorporates soul, blues and experimental influences to explore the facets of feminine power. Due to the pandemic, in lieu of a live performance in Washington DC, Nirina and Monica are collaborating online and creating a music/sound piece called â€śSlow/Lent,â€ť inspired by their times of isolation during the pandemic. â€ś Slow/Lent” responds to the beauty and benefits of slowing down, looking deeper, and shifting our lifestyles toward a more sustainable world.
CANCELLED BECAUSE UVIC IS ONLINE THIS FALL. STAY TUNED…
I am excited to present my work for the first time in Canada as part of the Gendered Threads of Globalization Conference oganized by Melia Belli-Bose at University of Victoria. I will be creating a performance as well as lecturing in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. The event has been postponed and is currently planned for November 8, 2020. Stay tuned for details. The public lecture/performance will be at the Legacy Gallery, Downtown, 630 Yates St, Victoria, B.C., Canada.
ShuiShuta (Needle & Thread): an interactive performance/installation
Bangladeshi-American feminist artist Monica Jahan Bose creates a performance with hand-woven saris from Bangladesh, exploring questions of labor, gender & industry, including the inequitable gender impacts of the garment industry and climate change. Bose uses the hand-woven cotton sari as a symbol for womenâ€™s bodies and the cycle of life on our planet. She invites viewers to join the performance by sewing with her and writing or drawing personal climate pledges on a sari. The sari will later be worn as a garment by a coastal woman in Bangladesh. The performance is woman-led, but allies of all genders may join.
Conference details here.