Performance and talk by Nurul Huda Rashid

Women in War: Phase 3 (Performative)
Performance-meditation and talk by Nurul Huda Rashid, Objectifs’ 2018 resident artist
Sat 23 Feb, 1pm to 2.30pm

Objectifs Workshop Space
Free admission; RSVP via Peatix at

Women in War is an ongoing four-phase project that looks at women as the subject of focus in war and conflict photography. Based on archival photographs of past and current wars and conflict, as well as those documented and found online, this project takes on a self-reflexive approach to these images through the different medium of text, the sentient, the body, and the visual. Positioning these photographs as ethnographic material, each phase aims to re-create an encounter whereby the woman in war is viewed through a different lens, facilitated through discourses of gender, the politics and praxis of the visual, and the practice of photography.

“Phase 3: Performative” is a meditation through movement and translation of the bodily gestures registered by and onto women in images of war. By mapping, tracing, and narrating bodily representations of the women in photographs, this phase of the Women in War project aims to identify and recount the various archetypes of bodily aesthetics in suffering, through the act of performing it beyond the photograph.

This event will begin with a 30 minute performance-meditation entitled “Notes to Her” and will be followed with a sharing of the work’s development.

Nurul Huda Rashid is an educator, writer and image-maker and was the Oct-Nov 2018 resident in our Objectifs Artist Studio residency programme. Lecturing in different subjects across Anthropology, Liberal and Visual Arts, she commutes across different classrooms with a love for facilitation and performance. She is also a researcher whose interests focus on issues concerning the visual and sentient body, visual imagery and methodologies, narratives (text and the telling), and feminism. This often ties up with notions of identity, both as expressed through Self and Other. Her research interests are manifested through different mediums, in both text and the visual. (