(Residency) Haramacy will be comprised of a five-day multi-arts program hosted at The Albany in Deptford, South East London as part of their ‘Rebels Season.’ UK-based Middle Eastern and South Asian artists will partake in a four-day collaborative residency and one-day festival to explore the complexities of diasporic experience. During the residency days, open hours will be held for guest mentors and the public to engage with the artists. On the final day, artists will present their works through a festival of storytelling, talks, music and audio-visual performance in correlation with The Albany season’s theme which celebrates outsider narratives.
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(Magazine cover) Nouf on the cover of zeema Magazine Movement (Haraka) Issue, info: Click here
(Video) Nouf interviewed by the Bates College Blog
The Desire to Not Exist
︎the desire to not exists is a triptych investigating the subalternity of the veiled subject, and the lack of public interest in her narration of her own story, thus, renderring her own voice irrelevent both in the west through islamophobic portrayals of the veiled woman as a victim to be freed, and in the east through rigid patriarchal roles that impose voicelessness on her. the photo installation toys with poetry and existential dread, as experienced by the veiled subject, who expresses her agency through her eventual refusal to share her story. the visual installation has been displayed a number of times, and is currently part of the permenant collection of Bates Museum of Art. It additionally was shown as a large wall mural in the Fully Booked book fair in Dubai, circa 2017, where the purpose was for the mural of the intentionally voiceless veiled subject to loudly intervene in the space, thus expressing her agency.
What She Wore
ايش لابسة اليوم؟
︎24 x A3 Archival Prints Mounted on MDF Hung on plywood board painted in white with simple screws.
what she wore what she wore is a satirical installation that attempts to produce an iconography of images of women in traditional dress that troubles the hegemonic portrayal of the veiled subject as regressive and unagentic. Inspired by the digital media trend of posting outfits of the day in the West, what she wore shares the Abaya, which is the traditional gulf region dress reseved for women.; which has become symbolic in the west for the subject of liberation projects. The iconography presented in what she wore showcases the range of Abayas that women can wear to the various function in their lives, thus presenting a different, more nuanced and complex version of liberty that isn’t reading off of the Western script of liberation.