Preview night: Flo Brooks & Asmaa Jama

9 Jun 2023 6-9pm


What's on?

Flo Brooks, Harmonycrumb

Harmonycrumb is a new commission by Flo Brooks exploring trans and gender-nonconforming histories through painting and assemblage.

The exhibition includes seven acrylic paintings appliqued onto found fabric, and five to six assemblages composed of lino flooring cutouts and handmade objects. Together, these works explore speculative entanglements between Brook’s own life and the experiences of different historical figures, including military leader Joan of Arc (1412-31), ‘female husband’ Charles Hamilton (1721-46), and physician Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915-62).

Asmaa Jama with Gouled Ahmed, Except this time nothing returns from the ashes

A new exhibition by artist and poet Asmaa Jama in collaboration with artist and costume designer Gouled Ahmed.  Exploring self-portraiture, archive and memory, the exhibition is inspired by African photography studios, places of self-expression that are at once political and historical, fictional and intimate. 

Central to the exhibition is a new film commission, Except this time nothing returns from the ashes. Shot on location in Addis Ababa, the film follows the ghostly, glitchy presence of those who exist in the margins of the city. Combining a poetic narrative with spoken word and music, the film explores how national canons are constructed and can be corrupted.

The University of West England (UWE) Degree Showcase Preview will also be taking place in the building in UWE's studios, as well as at Bower Ashton and Arnolfini. Visitors are invited to attend this alongside the exhibition preview.


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Selected works