This performance will look at the idea of social frontiers through performance, visual art, conversation and debate. The work is a result of a collaboration between Professor Gwilym Pryce, Sheffield Methods Institute, and Life at the Frontier researchers, with Bulgarian-born, Sheffield-based artist/cultural producer Lora Krasteva and Rotherham-based visual artist Uzma Rani. Expect interrogation of boundaries and a perspective on the migrant/non-native experience as art opens up the notion of social frontiers.
With thanks to Nordsk, the University of Sheffield & Life at the Frontier.
About the Artists
Uzma Rani is a Rotherham based abstract/impressionist artist and calligrapher, working predominantly with alcohol ink and acrylic/oil paint creating mixed media art inspired by both nature and her surroundings as well as her own cultural heritage and religion.
Lora Krasteva is an artist, cultural producer and activist. She is part of Global Voices Theatre, a female, non-binary and immigrant-led company introducing international work by historically marginalised creatives in the UK. Lora creates devised, socially engaged work with professionals and other community members alike and has worked with Arts & Homelessness International advocating for a place for creativity in homelessness provision. Lora is a steering group member of What Next? and a founding member of Migrants in Theatre, the movement advocating for a better representation of 1st generation immigrants. Lora currently lives in Sheffield where she sits on the board of the Sheffield Creative Guild. Her latest project, Becoming […], is a series of creative residencies in four different countries interrogating national identities from the perspective of local migrant artists and communities.