I have been thinking about my nomadic status. Love the pictures of nomads here.
Also really like the nomadic clothes here
because they confirm my identity as nomadic woman, always on the move.
I am interested in art that subverts or explores nomadic status, such as Isaac Julien's work here.
My friend Dictynna is a film maker and her work with Somali women witnesses their narratives of migration. She reminded me of this book and I also thought this looked interesting.
The idea of narratives of migration and their relation to artifacts is one I hope to explore on this blog, and also I hope that this body will give me a grant for a project called Inside and Outside Glass Cabinets, which looks at the relationship between objects in museums and artifacts of identity in homes. More of than anon.
From tomorrow I am going here with my two daughters:
The biggest problem is what to listen to in the car. Daughter 1 will want this.
Daughter 2 will want this.
And I will want this.
But there will be one CD that we ALL agree on. We will love it for its revolutionary fervour, the powerful singing and the swaying of the beat to the camel on the Sahara desert.
It is true nomad music.
It is this, and it is brilliant.
What do you you listen to on long journeys?