Up In Arms

Anna-Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders

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 No.w.here & The Showroom Gallery, London, UK; MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, USA; The International Female Film Festival, Dortmund, Germany.


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


Photo by Annie Saunders

Photo by Annie Saunders

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