A great night at Najma Hush’s, a.k.a. Photogiraffe, exhibition. As with her other shows she invited performers and created a spectacle to match the amazing artistic talent hanging on the wall!
As with her other work the photographs exhibited were thought provoking. The Abstract Elements collection was compiled by just 5 pictures, Some Kind of Blue was exhibited too, which I was excited about as this was the 1st in the present exhibitions and it made a full circle back to the start. I hadn’t seen these in real life, I had only just started back on my creative poetry path back in the Autumn, when she launched this exhibition and knew nothing of Najma or her talent.
Najma invited other performers to write material based on the same theme as her exhibition. This was the first one I have taken part in where I didn’t use the actual photos to write from. I used the elements themselves.
There was so much talent and a mix of storytelling, poetry, music, performance art and humour, mostly performers stuck to the brief and wrote thematic material exploring the 5 elements.
We were in the Warehouse Cafe in Digbeth, Birmingham, a friendly atmosphere & superb food! For a small charge we were all treated to a buffet of vegan / vegetarian cuisine, the food was good and the atmosphere relaxed.
Abstract Elements A beautiful video Najma has created showing her latest collection on the 5 elements. Read her own review of the exhibition here PhotogiraffeLive Opening
I had great fun performing my set with Tim Scarborough on percussion, people were positive with their feedback and many thought it was a well established collaboration. This was only the 2nd time we have performed together, although we have more in the pipeline. I am only performing twice next week (from choice, I need a bit of balance), both performances will be with Tim, one new set and one we have performed before (2nd time around).