I’ve been working on the Public Programme, which will run alongside the degree show, showcasing workshops and discussions inspired by the work made by this year’s BA Art & Design students. I decided that I’d use this opportunity to talk about my practice, using my research as a way of further educating about the issue of ‘comfort women’ and wartime sexual slavery.
While looking through the documentaries I’d watched at the start of my investigation into the issue of ‘comfort women’ I came across an interactive version of one of the key documentaries by Tiffany Hsiung titled The Space We Hold.
What makes The Space We Hold so perfect for the Public Programme is that it isn’t passive – it prompts you to actively decide to listen to the voices of women, which is something very key to my work. Along with a lunch organised by Fadhila I’m hoping this screening will facilitate conversations around this issue.