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Tue, 24 Jan



Rooted in Place: with Zakia Sewell, Marianne Keating & Dalia Al-Dujaili

ACV presents Rooted in Place: an evening of conversation between Zakia Sewell & Marianne Keating, hosted by Dalia Al-Dujaili.

Rooted in Place: with Zakia Sewell, Marianne Keating & Dalia Al-Dujaili
Rooted in Place: with Zakia Sewell, Marianne Keating & Dalia Al-Dujaili

Time & Location

24 Jan 2023, 18:30

London, 30-36 Pritchard's Rd, London E2 9AP, UK

About the event

RSVP:  Rooted in Place

ACV is proud to present Rooted in Place; Zakia Sewell and Marianne Keating will take you on a deep dive that explores themes of land, identity, movement – and traces roots through the lens of personal experience and cultural history via some stellar conversation. The event will be hosted by Dalia Al-Dujaili, founder of The Road to Nowhere in which Dalia showcases work about second-generation immigrants, diaspora, and migration narratives.

The evening will be introduced by ACV editor Connor Rankin and kicks off the second issue of the publication: Tradition. The conversation will be followed by a private viewing of the installation ‘Roots’ by Indonesian, London-based artist Henri Affandi, presented by The Art House.

Rooted in Place is the first of a series of events ACV will present throughout 2023.

This event is free to attend. Doors open from 6:30pm - talks begin at 7pm

Zakia Sewell is a broadcaster, writer and DJ from London with a passion for music, arts, mental health and history. She regularly produces and presents radio documentaries and podcasts for platforms including BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Tate, and Boiler Room, covering a variety of topics; and was the recipient of the silver award for 'Best New Voice' at the Audio Production Awards in 2021.

Marianne Keating is an Irish artist and researcher, based in London. She has a practice-based PhD in Visual & Material Culture and Contemporary Art Practice entitled, 'They don't do much in the cane-hole way', Hidden Histories of the Irish Diaspora in Jamaica, funded by KSA at Kingston University, London and a TECHNE Associate. Marianne was recently shortlisted to represent Ireland in the 2022 Venice Biennial and has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and internationally.

Dalia Al-Dujaili is the Founder of The Road to Nowhere, Digital Editor of AZEEMA Magazine, columnist at This Orient, and a freelance producer & journalist based in London with bylines in The Guardian, WePresent, Huck, It's Nice That and others. She’s worked with organisations like the Barbican, the Tate, Nike and Netflix. She focuses on the SWANA region, migrant narratives, community stories and creativity from the margins.

Henri Affandi is an Indonesian, London-based artist and presents a mixed-media installation which will consider Britain as at once a home and a hostile environment for migrants from all over the world. Roots has transformed the Acrylicize gallery space into a root-cave using hanging, textile strips from specific global cultures. These colourful fabrics aim to reflect the vibrant British migrant community. The installation incorporates an audio element, with hanging headphones that play recordings of Affandi’s subjects speaking on their heritage, and experiences of belonging in London.

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