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Anna Bunting Branch & Aliyah Hussain discuss their collaborative project, Potential Wor(l)ds, which draws on their shared interests in feminist science fiction and different ways of worldbuilding in this free online lecture.
In this lecture, Anna Bunting Branch & Aliyah Hussain discuss their latest project Potential Wor(l)ds, an interdisciplinary work exploring the convergence between feminist science fiction and embodied processes of making. Inspired by the feminist constructed language Láadan, the project explores the possibility of moving from traditional ways of communicating (including speaking or writing in a dominant language like English) towards more experimental, collaborative modes of expression, using touch, sound and drawing.
The lecture will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Anna’s work explores feminist revisions of history through painting, moving image and writing. Taking fan fiction as a model, Anna remixes elements from theoretical texts, science fiction, and archival material to generate new narratives. Anna has exhibited at Jerwood Space, Hardwick Gallery, Oriel Davies Gallery, Bergen Kunsthall and CCA Glasgow amongst others.
Aliyah Hussain's work explores the concept of co-sharing space in domestic or social settings in feminist science fiction. Using abstract forms drawn from perfomance, sound, sculpture, drawing and collage, she constructs new narratives in order to explore modes of communication and miscommunication. She has recently exhibited at the Castlefield Gallery, Sonic Acts Amsterdam, DINA Sheffield and the Holden Gallery.