One Woman – I Hear YOU (Excerpt)
This sharing is drawn from my ongoing research: The Silence Project was a direct outcome from being inspired watching Fleur Darkin’s film production and performance of My Friends Take Care of Me. In breaking my silence, I revisited British Sign Language, creating an art form that encourages my healing as a mature woman, with a childhood story to share. I have encountered hurdles directly relating to race and culture. I gain strength in recognising these obstacles, challenging my needs and ways of communication.
I feel, the AIM Culture Collective partnership recognise my journey as a Dance Artist. As a vital element in exploring and enriching as a Dance Artist in a sustainable residency,
I invite you to a sharing of my work so far, the process of a vulnerable journey.
A short solo. A reading of prose, with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. Some thoughts on my experiences as an AIM Artist in Residence. A chance to ask questions.
Salma Faraji is an Arts in Moray (AIM) Artist in Residence. This event is part of a wider current research in development entitled The Silence Project as part of Salma’s AIM residency and a collaboration with 2021–2022 AIM Artist in Residence, Fleur Darkin.
Arts in Moray (AIM) is a Culture Collective supported by Creative Scotland and designed to support artists. AIM is made up of four organisations: Dance North, The Moray Way Association, WildBird & M:ADE (Moray Arts Development Engagement).