Station is an interactive live-performance installation set in a traditional South-Asian living room, combining film, music and performances that celebrate diasporic histories, heritage and culture.
Artist Hussina Raja shares a body of work focusing on migration and belonging, told through aural testimonies and a visual archive offering a retrospective on migrant experiences since the early 1940s to date. Station includes works by poet/writer Zia Ahmed and a soundscape by musician Sarathy Korwar.
Accompanying the installation will be a range of curated events including live music, artist talks and tours.
Supported by the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund, the BFI Film Audience Network with National Lottery funding as part of New Directions and Arts Council England Award.
The STATION installation is free entry Mon-Fri, 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sat-Sun 2.00pm-5.00pm.
STATION performances by Hussina Raja, Sarathy Korwar & Zia Ahmed. The STATION live performances start at 8.00pm and you’ll need to book online. Some nights special guests will be invited to host a special evening of poetry and live music.
Sunday 20 March, 7.00pm
This performance includes live music by Abdoulaye Samb accompanied by poetry performances.
Tuesday 22 March, 7.00pm
Idea to Installation: An in conversation with the artist of STATION Hussina Raja and Artistic Director Gbolahan Obesisan. There will be no performance on this evening.
Saturday 26 March, 7.45pm
This performance will include a curated event MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music Film Screening and short films curated by T A P E Collective.
Sunday 27 March, 7.00pm
This performance includes live music by Laurie Mompelat and Fran Lobo accompanied by poetry performances.
Thursday 31 March, 7.45pm
This performance includes live music by Sarathy Korwar and Idris Rahman.
BSL Interpreted performance
Thu 24 March, 8.00pm
Concept Idea, Artist & Performer – Hussina Raja
Writer – Zia Ahmed
Musician – Sarathy Korwar
Set Designer – Kristina Boles
Set Builder – Niccolo Binda