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Bi-Lingering | Related to Re-Homing Instincts
June 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Related to Re-Homing Instincts
Labkhand Olfatmanesh and Gazelle Samizay
Saturday, June 10 | 2-4 PM
Propeller Gallery, Airport Campus
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, 90405
Join Labkhand Olfatmanesh at the Propeller Gallery for a two hour workshop and conversation for Bi-Lingering created in collaboration with Gazelle Samizay, now on view as a part of Re-Homing Instincts.
Bi-Lingering invites participants to reflect on their struggles when a language barrier happens, especially present for immigrants, refugees, and people living between languages or cultures. The project invites bilingual people (of any and all proficiencies) to share their stories of expressing themselves in more than one language by writing a letter to “Dear Bi–Lingering.” As a thank-you gesture, the artists will share with the participants a limited edition art card.
Bi–Lingering is an extension of Labkhand Olfatmanesh and Gazelle’s ongoing collaborative project Woven, which uses their experiences as women of Iranian and Afghan heritage to look at the way cultural expectations and memory transcend borders.