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Up In Arms

Anna-Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders

Two people holding their right arm in the air, facing the camera, wearing dark turtle necks against a white backdrop. It is a black and white photograph
Anna-Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders, Up In Arms. Photo by Emma Jane Richards.

Up In Arms uses ritual, photography and immersive theatre practice to create intimate conversation and radical social change.

Anna-Maria and Annie invite two participants – a black woman and a friend of her choice – to re-embody and re-create Dan Wynn’s iconic a portrait of Dorothy Pitman-Hughes and Gloria Steinem. The re-creation of this image acts as a ritual to open space for uncomfortable, challenging, transformative conversation, led by the artists.

The resulting audio and video recordings and portraits from the live event will form an interactive visual exhibition, a live documentary presentation, a performance lecture and a handbook on collaboration and intersectionality.

Up In Arms has been developed in the home countries of the two artists, the UK and USA with residencies, performances and live events taking place at The Showroom Gallery, London, UK; MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, USA); The International Female Film Festival, Dortmund, Germany.

For more information on this project contact Nicky Childs at nicky@artsadmin.co.uk

Date Title Venue City
15 July 2020 Up in Arms Instagram takeover Artsadmin's Instagram
1 July 2020 Up in Arms Instagram takeover Artsadmin's Instagram
27 June 2020 Up in Arms at WOW Global 24 WOW Global 24
Two people holding their right arm in the air, facing the camera, wearing dark turtle necks against a white backdrop. It is a black and white photograph
Anna-Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders, Up In Arms. Photo by Emma Jane Richards.

www.upinarmsproject.com

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