Sat 23 July, 11 - 6pm
What do you find when you go looking for yourself in the archive? Tear
at its pages, bite and ingest it. Is it possible to process this
information anew, through the body, turning knowledge from institution
In this restaging of Gut Feelings Meri Jaan from Rochdale to Tower
Hamlets, Jasleen Kaur shares thoughts and materials from this multi-faceted
project that fore-fronts the voices of migrant communities and
re-frames social histories surrounding them. She will use the evening
as a testing ground, to explore and re-examine the after-life of a
work developed through periods of intimate and personal conversations,
and how this body of research might speak to/with its new context.
Gut Feelings Meri Jaan by Jasleen Kaur was commissioned by UP Projects in partnership with Touchstones Rochdale, where it was presented as an exhibition from 23 October 2021 until 13 February 2022, and encompassed a two-day film trail in various locations around Rochdale.
Jasleen Kaur (b.1986, Glasgow, Scotland) is an artist based in London. Her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines diasporic identity and hierarchies of history, both colonial and personal. She works with sculpture, video and writing.
Recent and upcoming commissions include Wellcome Collection, UP Projects, Glasgow Women’s Library, Market Gallery, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Eastside Projects and Hollybush Gardens. Her work is part of the permanent collection of Touchstones Rochdale, Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.