Fri 30 September
With Louise Hobson (SWAY), Francesca Masoero (QANAT) and Shayma Nader (QANAT)
Image: Kirsten McTernan
SWAY is a collaborative project in Barry, tethered to the town’s hyper-tidal waters on the coast of South Wales. Between an estuary and the sea, Sway proposes collective conversations on attachments, entanglements, communing and collective-making across the local landscape. With the spring tides of March 2022 SWAY began to host artists, researchers, writers and residents in multidisciplinary dialogues, public programmes and other activities in hydrological time at the shore. Sway is curated by Louise Hobson, an independent curator based in Barry. Louise is also Deputy Director of Peak Cymru.
QANAT is a collective platform exploring the politics and poetics of water to reflect on, and act upon the multiple contextual configurations of the commons in Morocco and beyond. Drawing from the legacy of the qanat (or khettara) system of water harvesting at the foundation of Marrakech, QANAT proposes to develop collective imaginaries to speculate on new spatial and epistemological configurations for the city. In parallel, it branches out to resonant reflections and actions in order to learn from other local struggles and knit them together into transnational patterns of solidarity and exchange. QANAT was initiated at LE 18 in 2017 by Francesca Masoero, cultural organiser, curator and researcher based in Marrakech. Shayma Nader is a visual artist, independent curator and researcher based in Ramallah. She has been collaborating with QANAT since 2017.
This event is part of the Call the Waves public programme. Call the Waves is a group exhibition and public programme which emerges from interconnected intimacies with different bodies of water, bringing together new works from artists, musicians, and historians Alia Mossallam, Bint Mbareh, Fern Thomas, Kandace Siobhan Walker, Maya Al Khaldi, and Noureddine Ezarraf. The project is co-curated by QANAT and SWAY, held collaboratively by Francesca Masoero, Louise Hobson, and Shayma Nader. Visit Call the Waves at Chapter Gallery Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm.
All Call the Waves events are free, but booking is essential. Find more information and links below.
Mae’r holl ddigwyddiadau Call the Waves am ddim, ond mae’n rhaid archebu. Mae rhagor o wybodaeth a dolenni isod.
Listen to the Call the Waves audio flyer here.
Gwrandewch i taflen sain Call the Waves yma.