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Sophia-al-Maria @ Tate Britain

20 September 2019 - 23 February 2020

Beast Type Song is a new film exploring the erasure and revision of identities and histories past and future.

The work features performances by Yumna Marwan, Elizabeth Peace and boychild, and by Al-Maria herself. Each one is cast against the science fiction backdrop of a solar battle, as evoked by Etel Adnan in her 1989 war poem, The Arab Apocalypse, which uses drawing to communicate what cannot be expressed in words. Similarly, Al-Maria explores the revision of history through graphic and bodily gestures. When words cannot express trauma, a new language of drawings, movement and music gives voice to the speechless.


20 September 2019
23 February 2020
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Tate Britain