Bodies of Knowledge
Three discrete commissions using performance and experimental documentary to explore the body as a site for the production and retention of knowledge. Read more
As part of Bodies of Knowledge, Tara Fatehi Irani worked with the Kathak dancer Kesha Raithatha to lead a workshop exploring the body as a site for the production and retention of knowledges among Loughborough-based women from the South Asian diaspora. Using family photographs and Kathak dance, they explored how memories, places and gestures connect to each other and to bodies.
A conversation exploring the workshop and methods used will be published as part of Bodies of Knowledge, a book published by the Live Art Development Agency with the support of Loughborough University's Enterprise Fund.
Tara Fatehi Irani is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and researcher working with fabricated histories, fictionalised facts, mistranslated memories and unattended archives. Her work is primarily concerned with the ephemeral interactions between memories, words and sites and the transformation of these through performance, language and installation. She works in a range of media including performance, video, sound, installation, writing, collage and a multitude of objects. My most recent works engage with themes of displacement, translation and historical inaccuracies. Tara has performed at Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Liverpool, and SPILL Festival of Performance and Chelsea Theatre. Tara is a member of Documentation Action Research Collective (DARC), and a doctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton, London.
Kesha Raithatha's involvement in Bodies of Knowledge is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.