My little Voice can’t Lie is a sound-installation performance by Khadija Baker.

Khadija stands in silence and waits for the public to listen to spoken text embedded in her braided hair. As the listener engages in narrative exchange, they are necessarily in contact with her and therefore with her story.

The text is comprised of both recycled personal memories and narrative elements drawn from other people’s memories that Khadija has heard. Her story is their story; it is your story and our story.

As one listens, the voice becomes embedded into the participant’s personal consciousness – they too carry traces of collective memory. Others who pass by the performance may not hear the audio, but they instead become direct witnesses to the narrative transference.

Live Performances

Wednesday March 30
12:00 – 14:00
Webster Library Foyer
LB BUILDING 1450 De Maisonneuve West

Wednesday April 6
18:00 – 20:00
Exhibition vernissage
FOFA Gallery atrium

Thursday April 14
12:00 – 14:00
Webster Library Foyer
LB BUILDING 1450 De Maisonneuve West

 

Biography:

Khadija Baker is a multidisciplinary artist who combines video, textile, sound, and performance to explore political persecution, displacement and memory. Her intimate sculptural environments breach the divide between artist, art, and public, creating active spaces of participation, exchange, and storytelling. Baker has exhibited in cultural capitals such as Montreal, New York, London, Berlin, Marseille, Beirut and Damascus. Baker was awarded the Millennium Scholarship at Concordia University in 2005 and 2006, and the George Balcany Bursary for Painting and Drawing in 2007. In 2009, Baker received the Vivacité grant for culturally diverse artists from the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec, and a Vidéographe research and experimentation grant. Born in the Kurdish town of Amoude, Syria, Baker received her BFA and MA from the University of Damascus, before moving to Montréal 2001 and completing a BFA at Concordia University, where she is currently pursuing an MFA in Open Media.

Website: http://khajybaker.com/

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