Manifesting the Unseen seeks to remove barriers and reveal hidden truths through creating a discursive space to subvert the ‘Orientalist gaze’ and experience the unique artistic language of Islamic art and its modern cultural expression. Bringing together an international group of emerging Muslim women artists the exhibition invites the viewer to see the unseen, challenging their perceptions of Islam and Muslim women.
Formed in the UAE in 2015, Tse Tse Fly Middle East started life as a monthly experimental arts club night. Now based in London, Tse Tse Fly Middle East is a registered non-profit organisation with a remit of drawing attention to human rights and freedom of speech issues via live events and interventions.
Soft Fiction Projects is an artist run initiative founded in 2018 by artists Alessia Cargnelli and Emily McFarland - based between Belfast and Glasgow. SFP’s research focuses on current and historical narratives of radical cultural, social and economic resistance and examines the potential of these actions to be reconsidered within a contemporary context.
Mwindo - An African Ballet is a new creation and collaboration between the composer and producer, Tunde Jegede and the choreographer and dancer, Qudus Onikeku, with the NOK Ensemble, a contemporary classical orchestra from Lagos, Nigeria. Through the residency at Guest Projects they will develop a piece which brings together elements of Western and African classical and traditional cultures, with a story that will be told through dance, movement, music, narration and multi-media visuals.
Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.
For one month, Stephanie Gervais, Olivia Hernaïz, Berber Meindertsma, Máté Pacsika and Iris van der Wal will transform Guest Projects into a music and sound studio. Each artist will initiate a project that has been part of their prior research, while expanding and elaborating on these projects collaboratively. The artists intend to use the residency as a starting point for a longer collaboration that will unfold over time.