We are pleased to announce that all four of our first season of CHRA Digital Commissions are now available for online viewing. This Spring 2021 series included four artists from around the world [Leil Zahra Mortada, Marikiscrycrycry (Malik Nashad Sharpe), Emilio Rojas, and Sethembile Msezane] using a variety of media to reflect on the notion of “invisibilities.” Each artist selected a writer (Nubian Geographic, Hélène Selam Kleih, Pamela Sneed, and Portia Malatjie) to collaborate with or respond to their work and join them in conversation during the Digital Commission launch event. The works will be removed from our website at the end of the summer, so please follow the links below to view them while still available:
Leil Zahra Mortada: There is a Baba in Our House قي بيتنا بابا + text by Nubian Geographic
With launch event featuring a Q&A with artists Leil Zahra Mortada and writer Nubian Geographic, hosted by Dr. Hanan Toukan (Bard College Berlin).
Marikiscrycrycry: Mise-en-crise + text by Hélène Selam Kleih
With launch event featuring a Q&A with artist Malik Nashad Sharpe (Marikiscrycrycry) and writer Hélène Selam Kleih, hosted by Dr. Fintan Walsh (Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre).
Emilio Rojas: Hands to Hold in collaboration with Pamela Sneed
With launch event featuring a Q&A with artist Emilio Rojas and writer Pamela Sneed, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Kumar (Central European University).
Sethembile Msezane: Dwala Lam’ + text by Portia Malatjie
With launch event featuring a Q&A with artist Sethembile Msezane and writer Dr. Portia Malatjie, moderated by Panashe Chigumadzi and hosted by Wits School of Arts.