Shuishuta performance

March 12, 2023 @ 12:30 PM – March 14, 2023 @ 1:30 PM
David Lam Auditorium Lobby, University of Victoria
Melia Belli-Bose
Shuishuta performance @ David Lam Auditorium Lobby, University of Victoria

I am excited to present my work for the first time in Canada as part of the Gendered Threads of Globalization Conference organized by Professor of Art History Melia Belli-Bose at the University of Victoria.  I will be creating a performance as well as lecturing in the classroom. The Keynote Performance will be interactive and we will be sewing and mending by hand and with sewing machines.  It will also be livestreamed so you can watch online if you register at link below.

ShuiShuta (Needle & Thread):  an interactive performance/installation

Bangladeshi-American feminist artist Monica Jahan Bose creates a performance with sewing machines, needle and thread, and 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 and garment pledges on a sari. The performance is woman-led, but allies of all genders may join. 

Register here to see livestream of performance and whole conference.

Conference details here.

Performance details here.


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