ROOT-ED ZINE: RETROSPECT, REALITY, REFORM
TETLEY GALLERY / JERWOOD ARTS
Yasmin Ali’s work explores the theme of identity by connecting strands of often clashing or opposing ideals. Translated to ‘house’ or ‘home’ in Somali, GURI is a body of work that uses film and photography to explore the idea of identity and belonging. The work features a woman as she retraces her steps across iconic Liverpool landmarks, such as the Liver Building and Albert Dock, in traditional Somali attire.
GURI is Yasmin’s second work exhibited in a gallery space following her first solo exhibition as part of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in 2019. Yasmin is also a freelance creative working across multiple platforms including television, theatre, film and journalism to shine a light on underrepresented voices and experiences.
Yasmin invites you to write your own letter to home prompted by some questions raised in the film and ‘post it’ in the box
Some images from the exhibition are below. (Photos by Jules Lister).
The film is available to view here:
THIS IS ME.
THIS IS US.
THIS IS YOU.
OUTPUT GALLERY / LIVERPOOL ARAB ARTS FESTIVAL
I was commissioned for a solo exhibition for Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2019.
'THIS IS ME. THIS IS US. THIS IS YOU.' was an exhibition consisting of photography and film.
My work focuses on the exploration and celebration of diverse identities.
Some images from the exhibition are below. The film is available to view here: