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Performance Programme: The Rocks are Singing to The Sky 
Curator: Rose Lejeune
Installation and performance: Act II: The Climbing Vine, from the series Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives
Artist: Rand Abdul Jabbar


Performance: Act II: The Climbing Vine, 2021
(From series: Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives)


Performance:
19 November 2021 - 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM
20 November 2021 - 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM
11 December 2021 - 4:00PM


Installation:
17 November to 30 December 2021
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Location: Botanic Garden, Umm Al Emarat Park
Entry fee: AED10


Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives is a dynamic, episodic work consisting of a series of sculptural interventions, performances and a digital archive. The work emerged from a participatory process in which women of the Iraqi and Arab diaspora in London engaged in conversation around the role of memory in relation to place and history.


Commissioned for Shubbak Festival in London in 2021 and installed in Chelsea Physic Garden, London’s oldest botanic garden, it has been re-imagined for Abu Dhabi Art within the grounds of the Botanic Garden at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.


Three sculptural interventions are set in dialogue with the plants of the garden and provide sites for contemplation and reflection as well as coordinating points for a performative reading of The Climbing Vine, a personal text written by Entissar Hajali, one of the original workshop members, a Syrian writer and performer based in London.


Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives evokes memory’s transportative power to defy boundaries of space and time and their capacity to connect with cherished experiences from distant times and places in the present moment..


 

 






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