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EXPERIMENTICA 24: Farah Allibhai: My Bhᾶti

  • 1h 30m

£3 - £10


  • Duration 1h 30m

An invitation to gather, honour and grieve. Farah’s ritual burial performance offers hope for the new through earth, seed and food. It will be followed by a bhᾶti, a Shia Ismaili Muslim tradition of sharing food and connecting after a funeral.

Farah Allibhai is a Cardiff based artists. As a Ugandan refugee of Gujarati Shia Ismaili Muslim heritage, her work sits within a unique international cultural framework. Through an intersectional lens she explores our relationship to death, the trauma of lost ancestry, identity, connection to land, community, self and family centred around healing, a core element in of her practice.

As a multi-disciplinary artist and curator, drawing on her lived experience she takes inspiration from, amongst other things, indigenous practices, the metaphysical, cultural and spiritual diversity. Her work is observational, performative and site-specific spanning live performance, movement, stillness, pilgrimage, ritual, photography, video, installation and works on paper.

Farah currently holds a one year studio residency at Chapter Arts Centre.

Durational performance open to all.

Tickets are only required for the meal.

Allergen information:

Chana Masala contains mustard & soya

Jalebi contains wheat

Nan bread contains wheat

This performance is Pay What You Can. Please choose a ticket price according to what you can afford. Payments go directly to supporting our charitable work so that we can work with artists and our community to bring you more performances, exhibitions, events, and activities like this in the future as well as ensuring Chapter is as inclusive and accessible as possible.


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