Tell me the story Of all these things

Tell me the story Of all these things is an accumulation of several narrative threads drawing together intimate conversations between the artist and her two sisters, ominous animated visions of a metamorphosing body, the UK government’s counter terrorism strategy Prevent, and staged, performed gestures. The work takes its title from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee, a novel that deploys a variety of texts to examine themes of dislocation and fragmentation. Taking Cha’s work as a departure point, the film explores processes of disassembling as constitutive of lived experience.

Tell me the story Of all these things attends to the particular experiences of British Muslim women, staging a cookery demonstration alongside candid conversations whilst conjuring the amorphous figure of a woman emerging from a barren landscape – a figure placed at the convergence of terror and desire.
2018, HD Video.

With Farah Zaman and S. Camera, sound, edit Rehana Zaman. 2nd Camera Sam Hepworth. CGI animation Tim Booth. Post production sound James Bull.


Tell me the story Of all these things, 2017, film stills and installation views, copyright the artist.