“I like this idea of the body as a starting point,” says artist Adham Faramawy, discussing the ways in which movement practices often figure into their video works. Speaking with associate editor Jared Davis about their practice that examines interwoven themes around the body, queerness, ecologies and migration for AQNB’s bi-monthly Artist Statement podcast, this latest episode with Faramawy is available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon.
Based in London, Faramawy has recently exhibited at the likes of Somerset House and London’s Science Gallery. Their moving image work has twice been shortlisted for the Jarman Award, including this year for their film The air is subtle, various and sweet. Calling from their east London home, Faramawy spoke on topics ranging from plantlife to body horror, intimacy and abjection, as well as the threads that run through their latest video, the heart wants what the heart wants.
Space to Breathe is the latest in our Artist Statement podcast series, with past episodes featuring Terre Thaemlitz, Onyedika Chuke, Rhea Dillon, Legacy Russell and more. The full episode is accessible to our subscribers right now on Patreon. Sign up now: www.patreon.com/aqnb.**