Madiha Aijaz / Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial artist Madhia Aijaz working with communities in Brierfield and Nelson in June 2019

For the second season running, In-Situ has been invited to partner with Liverpool Biennial to bring international artists from the Biennial programme to Pendle. In June 2019, artist Madiha Aijaz will undertake a month long residency to create new work with communities in Brierfield and Nelson.

In-Situ will also present film works by Madiha Aijaz in the public setting of Nelson Library. Her film These Silences Are All the Words explores the public libraries of Karachi, Pakistan against the backdrop of the city’s changing landscape. Other films and photography by Aijaz, shown at In-Situ’s new space in Brierfield, will similarly offer a perspective on a country sharply divided along linguistic lines.

The work was jointly selected following a trip to Liverpool Biennial with Mums 2 Mums, Nelson. This will be In-Situ’s second partnership with Liverpool Biennial, and follows Krzysztof Wodiczko‘s large scale art installation Guests at Northlight Mill in 2016.



Madiha Aijaz, Memorial for the Lost Pages (film still) 2018

Madiha Aijaz, These Silences are all the Words (film still) 2017-18 (1)

Madiha Aijaz, These Silences are all the Words (film still) 2017 – 18 (2)

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