Cancelled Arts Programme

The CANCELLED Arts Programme was devised as a five strand curated intervention to the first World Conference on Statelessness and brought together a global community of over 70 artists willing, and committed, to address the issues of statelessness through their continued practice. At the invitation of the Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion, Empathy & Risk took on the challenge of encouraging…

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Capital C for Constitution

Capital C for Constitution is an artwork that was part of Human Rights Arts 2018 – an exhibition curated as an artistic response to the 2018 political coup in Sri Lanka.  Human Rights Arts 2018 opened on the 10th of December in order to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The festival was an…

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Just-Ice

Just-Ice is an artwork that was part of Human Rights Arts 2018 – an exhibition curated as an artistic response to the 2018 political coup in Sri Lanka.  Human Rights Arts 2018 opened on the 10th of December in order to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The festival was an honouring of this…

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Was Many Pictures

Was Many Pictures is an artwork that was part of Human Rights Arts 2018 – an exhibition curated as an artistic response to the 2018 political coup in Sri Lanka.  Human Rights Arts 2018 opened on the 10th of December in order to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The festival was an honouring…

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Human Rights Arts 2018

Human Rights Arts 2018 was curated as an artistic response to an extraordinary ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka.  Human Rights Arts 2018 opened on the 10th of December in order to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The festival was an honouring of this global milestone and also a celebration of the wave…

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Thought Curfew

Thought Curfew is a lyrical performance which explores the manner in which entire communities of people can be rendered unthinking in a moment.  Thought Curfew addresses the outbreak of sudden and widespread violence and examines the individuals’ negotiation with fast spreading senselessness. A little girl, chased by her father, runs away from a growing wave of people who have…

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Mirror IV : Legacy

Mirror : Legacy is a double screen visual art installation that explores the dynamics of inherited memories of violence, through the performances of six young Rwandan actors, belonging to the post-Genocide generation. It was originally presented as part of the Empathy and Risk project at the 4th Edition of the Ubumuntu Festival. For the development of Mirror : Legacy – Six young…

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The Certificate

The Certificate is a monologue, written from the perspective of a stateless child for performance by a pre-teen or young teenager. Its development was informed by interviews conducted with stateless children across the world. The Certificate speaks of a young stateless girl’s challenges as a dynamic, talented, ambitious young person with the potential of a bright future ahead of…

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Mirror III : Horizon

Mirror III : Horizon is part of the ‘Mirror’ project, a series of two-screen works devised to provide insight into global communities that experience distancing and objectification. ‘Mirror’ experiments with perspective in order to challenge common human assumptions and provide insight into nuanced personal and collective narratives. Mirror III is presented as a two-screen filmed project, showing the dynamic dialogue between…

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Mirror II : Distance

Mirror II : Distance is part of the ‘Mirror’ project, a series of two-screen works devised to provide insight into global communities that experience distancing and objectification. ‘Mirror’ experiments with perspective in order to challenge common human assumptions and provide insight into nuanced personal and collective narratives. The recent work, Mirror II : Distance, examines the distances between individuals…

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