29th March – 13th April, 2018
Duha Ali and Justine Youssef
In Third Lake, Ali and Youssef feature documentation of their collaborative performance as a means to examine postcolonial rhetoric, feminist lenses, and diasporic and material exchanges. Interpretations of cartography and the colonial ‘carving up’ of land are explored in the work through a series of rituals which allow for the artists’ individual experiences to be negotiated within a larger context of their community’s collective knowledge. As they document their journey, demonstrating varying cultural orientations, they provide conceptual maps for the recovery of identity by drawing attention to each artist’s respective origins and their experiences in the Arab and Muslim diaspora.
This project is supported by a grant from the NSW Government through Create NSW, and administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).