Up in Arms at De La Warr Pavilion

Anna-Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders, Up in Arms. Live cinema performance still, Dortmund International Women's Film Festival, 2019

Artists Anna Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders remove the boundaries between process and artwork as they bring together social practice, visual art and performance for their Up in Arms project, produced by Artsadmin and commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion.

During the lead up to the exhibition opening, local residents of Hastings and Rother can join free social practice sessions facilitated by Nabirye and Saunders. Participants are invited, two at a time, to re-create and re-embody the iconic 1971 portrait of activists and friends Dorothy Pitman-Hughes and Gloria Steinem. Through this process, the artists create a safe space for two friends to have a conversation about friendship, racism and feminism.

The resulting documentation and recordings will be integrated into an expansive installation in the De La Warr Pavilion’s First floor gallery, comprising film, photography and archival material. Footage will also be used in a live performance presented alongside the exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion in spring 2023.

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