Events

Oct
9
Fri
2020
Slow/Lent Launch and Radio Show @ Radio and Zoom
Oct 9 @ 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Slow/Lent Launch and Radio Show @ Radio and Zoom

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 “Slow/Lent,” inspired by their times of isolation during the pandemic. “ Slow/Lent” responds to the beauty and benefits of slowing down, looking deeper, and shifting our lifestyles toward a more sustainable world. 

Nov
8
Sun
2020
Shuishuta performance @ Legacy Art Gallery
Nov 8 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Shuishuta performance @ Legacy Art Gallery

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 women’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.