Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al-Lail
Count to 9 (video installation)
When lost between past and present, time and space take on a special significance. This dislocation in my life occurred at the age of 9, when I moved from Saudi Arabia to England, and my world was divided into two different linguistic spheres. In this work I create an abstracted language to show how I have struggled with this sudden shift. The dots are the linguistic medium, which embody the process of transition, capturing the constant state of change, the position and the feeling of being 'in the middle'. That is, I count to 9 only to realize the gulf between who I was, who I am and who I will become.
Dilara Arisoy • Mia Cuk • Nhung Dang • Frida Edlund • Luba Kozorezova • Katerina Kremasioti • Helen Marshall • Roy Milani • Katarina Mudronova • Sharon Mutch • Paul Newman • Simon Olmetti • Beatriz Perez • Ochi Reyes • Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al-Lail • Ilektra Stefanatou • Katie Stretton • Jayne Taylor • Sarah Tubbs • Dafydd Williams •