Performance by Esther Siddiquie
16 June 2023, 3.45 PM
Rathausvorplatz Wedding / Wedding Town Hall Square
The performance is the outcome of a research that explores approaches of a somatic archival work. The body is centered and made visible within the context of the archive. The research thus questions conventional archiving methods and instead tests the potential of an archive to bring the body into movement. The artist is working with a documentary film archive of her deceased father Shabbir Siddiquie.
Esther M. Siddiquie is a Bochum-based artist working from a choreographic practice. In her research she explores the potential of bodily encounters with archival materials as a means of knowledge production and develops a somatic and decolonial practice of inventorying in archival processes. In 2022 she was a fellow of Tanzrecherche NRW as well as DIS-TANZ-SOLO fellow of Dachverband Tanz. Her 2022 dance production POETICS OF BORDERS premiered at the kitev-LEERSTAND in Oberhausen. Her work archvieofmyselfasmyancestors was presented at the 2022 FavoritenFestival. She received commissions from the German Center for Research and Innovation, the University Alliance Ruhr, and the Ruhr Residence 2017. She was a 2018-19 DAAD scholarship holder and a 2017 - 2018 foreign exchange scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture NRW (MFKJKS). She is a recipient of the Charlotte Kirk Patrick Award. She regularly works as a guest artist with Charlotte Triebus and the Jerahuni Movement Factory. She currently engages in the work of Zwoisy Mears-Clarke. [Artist website]