Let Me Hold You
24th – 30th March 2019, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Ubuntu Women Shelter volunteers, and writer and artist Raman Mundair were in residence at the Transmission Gallery for a week. During this time we transformed the space into an informal shared studio for Ubuntu members and allies to use as they wished. Raman Mundair facilitated, made work and held the space for Ubuntu. Ubuntu women made work and adorned and took up the space in power.
We began with intent: we listened to our bodies, we gave ourselves permission to feel, to locate the tension, the pain. We blessed the space with voice, incense, offerings of food and gifts of the ancient ritual of Eritrean coffee making. We used our hands to labour, to make visible the work we do, the journeys we inhabit and the borders we cross.
Each day we layered the space and rendered our experience visible. We placed ourselves on a borderless map. We queered the space so that all parts of ourselves could be present.