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Bedroom as Canvas Solo Exhibition: Videos from Her Room by Anysa Saleh
Jul 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In You’re a Modern Woman, Anysa Saleh documents a telephone conversation between herself and her mother. Coming from strict Yemeni culture, Saleh’s mother believes that a woman should stay home with her family until she is married. Born and raised in USA, Saleh feels the need to continuously push against her Yemeni culture. In this conversation with her mother, Saleh tells her mother about an art residency in New York that she was given the opportunity to attend. This video invites the viewer into an
intimate emotional moment of cultural assimilation. The self reflexive video includes sub and super titles, as satire leads the way to a bitter hole. Mothering in heart and in mind. In Taboo, Saleh films herself dancing to a secret recording of her mother singing traditional Yemeni wedding songs. During this film, she performs the never ending dream of her mother that one day she will marry and keep up Yemeni traditions.