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.