‘An exhibit for the people.’
A Muslim woman has been archived in a museum in the not-too-distant future, to speak to visitors about her relationship with the cloth. What happens to her in a society obsessed with policing the female body, amidst the rise of Islamophobia, UK state violence, and the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy?
Evoking the dystopian feel of A Handmaid’s Tale and George Orwell’s 1984, Cuts of the Cloth is a disturbing portrayal of a Muslim woman caught in the net of the ‘war on terror’.
Performer & Writer: Hafsah Aneela Bashir
Co-creator & Director: Nikki Mailer
Video Production, Live Projection and Sound Design : Kooj Chuhan
Venue: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
We had a ‘work in progress’ script in hand performance of ‘Cuts of the Cloth’ at Oldham Library in July 2018. Along with futher in depth research and development, and guidance from fellow artists, responding to audience feedback has been an important part of how have developed the script for Push festival 2019.