Nora Adwan - The Screens
The Screens is an installation from 2014, flattened and reworked. The sealion trapped in an aquarium; a body which has to move between where it can breathe, land, and where it can move freely, underwater and which therefore somehow survives in two environments while being alien to both. The eye travels around and between the screens, policing the captured bodies.
Nora Adwan is a visual artist working with lens-based media and sound. Her practice is rooted in sculptural form, architectural space and materiality. Her practice has been shaped by the experience of living between two cultures as part of a diaspora.
Adwan works with themes of geographical contexts, displacement and instability, freedom and self-determination.
…by artists is an artist-led curatorial programme, where selected artists present online work and invite their peers to create a succession of content around the yearly theme for a period of two weeks. This strand of AOS aims to create networks between continents of digital artists as the current exhibiting artist is then asked to invite the next artist to participate in the project, keeping the chain going. The digital collage created through the ongoing series will become automatic, exploring various ideas as it develops, and aims to form a conversation between peer groups and acts as a stage for presenting new work by emerging artists.