Nude Me/Under The Skin: Unbinding a path to Black Women's healing one pantyhose at a time
As part of London Craft Week join Two Temple Place online for a live streamed performance by textile and performance artist Enam Gbewonyo.
Enam Gbewonyo’s work explores identity, womanhood, and humanity. In this site-specific performance, Gbewonyo works with textile – tights – to enact the healing and unbinding of Black women from the constrictions of Western society. The performance is an ode to the female form, its fluidity, its power and its softness, but is given particular contemporary relevance, and has been developed in response to both the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The performance will be accompanied by live music from cellist, Sya Sanon who will play a composition incorporating music by the contemporary Ghanaian artist Worlasi fused with a classical Bach piece.
The performance will be live streamed, lasting 10 minutes, via Instagram or Youtube at 3pm and 6.30pm.
Watch at 3pm HERE
Watch at 6.30pm HERE
A film of the performance will be available online on after the event. Details to come.
Enam Gbewonyo is a textile and performance artist and founder of Black British Female Artist Collective (BBFA).
This performance was developed for Two Temple Place and is the first in a new programme of cultural events which welcomes work from a range of art forms including performance, theatre, spoken word, dance and visual arts, made by underrepresented makers, craftspeople and artists.
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