Devotional Vocal Performance by Assia Ghendir

patterns in sand seen from above
Image: Leah Walker
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To witness is to make contact
To be touched
And to bear
The marks of this touch

Join us for an evening reflecting on themes emerging within Hamid Zénati’s exhibition, Two Steps at a Time.

We will be hosting

To witness is to make contact
To be touched
And to bear
The marks of this touch

- a devotional vocal performance with Assia Ghendir in response to the natural forms, textures and designs that inspired Zénati’s 'all-over' style.

The performance will be preceded by a screening event of a special film programme - Ciné-Sahra, featuring Memories of an Unborn Sun (2024) by Marcel Mrejen, Galb'Echaouf (2021) by Abdessamad el Montassir and And still, it remains (2021) by Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah. Please note a separate ticket is required for the screening.

This event is organised in partnership with The Mosaic Rooms, London, on the occasion of their archival survey exhibition, Performing Colonial Toxicity by Samia Henni, that documents France’s secret nuclear programme in Algeria during and after the Algerian Revolution (1954-62).

Assia Ghendir is a musician, performance artist and somatic practitioner with a research-driven practice, exploring the parallel and dialogue between geological movements and somatic movements. Rooted in ancient vocalizations and rite of passage practices, Assia’s vocal work is a precise attunement through pre-verbal incantations that tells of numinous landscapes, human emotions and its malleability.

About the event

Free. Limited Capacity.

Booking is required.


Find information about getting here and our building access and facilities here.

This Performance will be held in Gallery 4.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750.

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