Preview Thursday 26 September 6.30–8.30pm
27 Sept–27 Oct 2019
Open: Wed–Sun 12–6PM
Out Of Service presents a new commission by London-based Lebanese artist Aya Haidar.
New work has been developed over a 9-month period through conversations, workshops and time spent with groups, campaigns, community organisers and cultural workers all working with a focus on domestic and immaterial labour.
Aya Haidar is a London based Lebanese artist whose practice develops artworks through conversations around shared interests and concerns relating to home, diaspora, memory and imagination – often using embroidering, craft and collage. Past works have focussed on the recycling of found and disposable objects making works that explore loss, migration and memory, with a personal connection to the history of a region [the Middle East] explored through the histories contained within personal objects/belongings. Haidar re-uses such objects to re-create narratives, to explore memory relating to home, diaspora, memory and imagination, producing hand-embroidered interventions onto culturally and historically specific objects.