Lets exchange warmth!
In the name of Sympathy, Empathy, Humanity, Human, Savagery, Last, Divided, Lives, Soil, Being, Forever, Loss, Breathe, Stateless and Tradition.
Words that floating around us. Words that we come across every single day. Here I invite you to come and join me to listen to my song unsung. Song lost in despair. I am here from the other part of earth to be with you to share a time lost in questions. Questions that don’t have any particular answers. When asking is also answering then why ask. When standing beside, holding hands, and keeping silence shows the way of solidarity then come and hold my hands and lets have stain together.
Stain wash later but have it inside you. Lets create a memory.
We are standing at a point what known to our civilization from prehistoric era. Earth is orbiting as civilization fights on supremacy. But may be its time to gain strength from each other. Show respect to our own resilience. Get some peace watching each other.
Here I am bringing hope from a country of despair. Here I am sharing warmth from the country of rising sadness. Here I am while standing against a wall but still spreading hands.
Wont you come and listen my unsung song to be sad for two minute in silence?
This event forms part of our late night takeover of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery ‘Be The Change: An Edwardian Tearoom Late’.
Reetu Sattar is a Dhaka-based theatre actor, director and performance artist working with performativity, video, text and objects. Her time-based work explores presence and absence, memory, loss, resilience and the ephemerality of existence. She enjoys her journey of transition between performance and theatre. So the works are consciously away from theatrical practice but it adds voice, conversations, sound, props, costume and sculptural elements as spontaneous necessity.
Reetu’s recent exhibitions and performances include Para/Site, Hong Kong (2017), Jim Thompson Art Centre , Bangkok (2017), Fierce Festival, Birmingham (2017), Chobimela ix, International Photography Festival, Bangladesh (2017), 16th and 17th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh (2014 and 2016); Britto, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016); Bengal Performance Art Week (2016); Bengal Foundation Visual Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016); National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (2015); Forashgonj Orphanange, Old Dhaka, Bangladesh (2015) and South Asian Media Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014), Dhaka Art Summit (2014).
Presented in Collaboration with Culture Central and the Birmingham Weekender. Supported by British Council.
Images: Harano Sur, 17th Asian Art Biennale, 2016, Photo: Forhad Rahman. Courtesy of the artist.