7.30pm. £8/£6 concessions.
This new film work by Umama Hamido is being developed in close collaboration with Hamido's friend Jaz, and slips between London where Jaz currently lives, a Palestinian refugee camp where he was born, and Acre, his city of origin in Palestine. It captures Jaz’s persona as a poet who drifts away from the real, into a fictional world of hallucinations, reflecting an eternal destiny of seeking refuge. The making of On Akka's Shore is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through a Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursary and is a SPILL commission for 2018.
Umama Hamido is a Lebanese artist currently living in London. A graduate from MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths, University of London, her work spans disciplines and mediums including performance, film and sound. Employing cine verité footage and audio recordings as tools to explore the politics of space – imagined and real – she negotiates human relationship to traumatic spaces, and how the formation of the self is affected in the context of separation and marginality in Lebanon and its neighbouring countries.