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Nov 9, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm talk/event
Writer, sound artist and educator Belinda Zhawi leads a creative writing workshop for people interested in mining memories and family histories to make sense of the present, excavating the past to imagine possible futures.
Inspired by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s exhibition at Gasworks, (15,952km) via Trans-Sahara Hwy N1, workshop participants will be encouraged to respond to personal photographs and sound in order to explore those intangible parts of our lives that live on through us.
3-5pm, no booking required.
This event is free to attend, no booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Jan 28 - Mar 28, 2021
Gasworks presents the first UK solo exhibition by Amsterdam-based artist Mercedes Azpilicueta. Her work brings together marginal historical figures, fictional characters and gendered mythologies from South America’s colonial past.
Fuelled by community workshops, rehearsals and conversations with dancers, writers, researchers and craftspeople, her installations often take the form of intricate set designs, theatrical props, soundtracks and scores for a live performance that doesn’t yet exist, inviting the viewer to take centre stage.
Calling herself a ‘dishonest researcher’, Azpilicueta's work navigates across geographies, chronologies and fields of knowledge, ranging from literature and art history to popular music and street culture, in a loving pursuit of subversive and contested figures —queer, feminist, exiled and unheard voices from the past— who haunt her scripts and videos, sculptures and textiles.
Azpilicueta's new exhibition at Gasworks will offer a speculative vision of Catalina de Erauso, a 17th-century nun from the Basque Country who travelled to the New World, where s/he lived under male identities and became a ruthless lieutenant in the Spanish colonial army.

Mercedes Azpilicueta is an artist born in La Plata, Argentina. She was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam in 2015-16, and received the Pernod Ricard Fellowship in 2017. Solo exhibitions include Museion, Bozen (2020); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2019); CentroCentro, Madrid (2019); and MAMBA, Buenos Aires (2018). Her work has been featured at Villa Vassilieff, Paris; REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles; MACBA, Barcelona (all 2018); CA2M, Móstoles (2017); Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2016); TENT, Rotterdam (2015); and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2014).
Mercedes Azpilicueta’s exhibition is commissioned and produced by Gasworks.
Gasworks commissions are supported by Catherine Petitgas and Gasworks Exhibitions Supporters.


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