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Dhaqan Collective: Archiving Glitches

An exhi­bi­tion of Dhaqan Col­lec­tive’s new and recent work across sound, film and image making.

Dhaqan Collective (Fozia Ismail, Ayan Cilmi & Asmaa Jama) explore orality, ancestors, archives & identity.

For their time in residence in Bricks' project space, RELAY at St Anne's House, Dhaqan Collective will explore the patterns that connect the sonic archives of Somali spirit possession rituals, finger weaving and EDM (electronic dance music).

A feminist art collective of Somali women, Dhaqan Collective centres the voices of womxn & elders in their community, privileging co-creation & collaboration. Their first project Camel Meat + Tapes, was a co-created project with Somali elders in Bristol looking at cassette tapes, migration, and oral histories. This was presented at Arnolfini gallery, as part of City Fellows. The second iteration of the project, funded by Arts Council England, explores the experimental sonic possibilities of cassette tapes, and the connections younger generations of Somalis have to them, and their cultures.

RELAY is in St Anne's House, a new creative community hub run by Bricks in Brislington. Please follow us on socials @bricksbristol to find out more about what's on!