The Mosaic Rooms presents the first public UK solo exhibition by Marwa Arsanios surveying her interdisciplinary practice; reflecting on colonial and ecological violence and the alternative possibilities in grassroots community resistance and a more harmonious relationship with the land.
The exhibition opens with a presentation of the artists’ sci-fi ecofeminist reading room, where visitors will be invited to sit and engage with texts together. The selection of books, curated by Arsanios, were chosen to initiate discussion on alternative visions to mainstream patriarchal ideologies.
The works in the main room — Falling is not collapsing, falling is extending; Resilient Weeds; and Amateurs, Stars and Extras or Labor of Love — reflect on systems of capitalism, and the lasting effects of the Neo-liberal boom on both environmental and socio-political factors.
The final room of the exhibition presents the fourth chapter of Who is Afraid of Ideology IV: Reverse Shot. The film departs from a collaborative project that is attempting to shift the status of a private land in the North of Lebanon to a common or a social waqf.