WHO AM I?
WHO AM I? is a participatory urban installation across 14 locations and 7 boroughs using 3 simple worlds; WHO AM I? It is a celebration of creative expression and multiculturalism encouraging community cohesion throughout London. The project will be featured at seven underground and overground stations as well as a programme of creative workshops and discussions with a finale showcase performance at the V&A Museum. The project is essentially about creating art that could be for everyone, both through an accessible style and by locating the work in easily reachable, public locations. Creating art for the street means that a bigger audience could see the work, outside of the more insular space of an art gallery.
‘Who Am I’ will take place in seven inner-city London boroughs including;
Camden, Hackney, Islington, Haringey, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Lambeth
SEVEN UNDERGROUND & OVERGROUND STATIONS
The stations it will interface within these boroughs are as follows;
Camden Town, Dalston Kingsland, Finsbury Park, Wood Green, London Bridge, Whitechapel and Brixton
Be inspired by a huge chalkboard installation that has travelled across London and take part in a free arts workshop, exploring questions of understanding your identity, diversity and community through art, music and movement. Design and create your own special crest and emblem to signify who you are. Investigate the world of sound through percussion-led music making and immerse yourself in the art of expression through movement.
The workshop looks at understanding who we are, tapping into our inner self, asking questions, seeking answers and sharing personal and collective journeys. This two and a half hour hands-on interactive workshop with Sunara Begum and Tunde Jegede will leave you wanting more! Your contributions will be part of a London-wide exploration of who we are.
PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE @ V&A MUSEUM
Where do you come from? Where is your home? Where are you going? Visual and performance artist, Sunara Begum re-imagines our perceptions of origins in a globalised, multicultural world, transforming our bodies into a map with physical and visual theatre, dance, video mapping, multiple verbal languages (no words) and a live soundscape. This project is a multiform intersection between performance, visual art and video installation created in collaboration with sound artist, Tunde Jegede.
“Perhaps we are all immigrants, trading one home for another, first we leave the womb for air…some of us just happen to leave entire countries.” – Rupi Kaur