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Ayesha Hameed

Image of the work In the Shadow of Our Ghosts/À l’ombre de nos fantômes by Ayesha Hameed and Hamedine Kane

Ayesha Hameed (born in Edmonton, Canada; lives in London, United Kingdom) explores the heritage of Black diasporas through the figure of the Atlantic Ocean. Her Afrofuturist approach combines performance, sound essays, videos, and lectures. Hameed examines the mnemonic power of these media – their capacity to transform the body into a body that remembers. The motifs of water, borders, and displacement, recurrent in her work, offer a reflection on migration stories and materialities, and, more broadly, on the relations between human beings and what they imagine as nature.