Nordisk Panorama Film Festival (Sept 17–27)
Video from Ikram Abdulkadir
Date/time: September 21–23, times: 12.00 to 16.00 (each day)
Capacity: 10 visitors per hour (tickets booked online*, drop-ins accepted if there’s room)
Booking service: Billetto.se
We are thrilled to announce that IAC will partner with Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in September! As part of the hybrid festival format this year, IAC will host a selected work by featured local artist Ikram Abdulkadir.
From 21–23 September, visitors can experience Ikram’s latest video work, which explores her connection to a place and time that no longer exists. Part love letter, part portrait, the work gently investigates the fractures and bonds that come with each generation.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, there will be a daily sterilization regimen and a limit of 10 visitors per hour. For more details, see the Nordisk Panorama webpage.
About the video work:
Earlier this year, Ikram Abdulkadir created this video work of her aunt Maleko singing a song by the famous Somali artist, Ahmed Ali Egal, and a form of poetry known as gabley shimbir in Somali. To Maleko, these songs are a reminder of a home she’s left behind and of the days of peace before the civil war. To Ikram, her aunt is the connection to a time and place that she will never be able to visit.
Ikram Abdulkadir (b. 1995, Nairobi) is a Malmö-based photographer and poet – and the creative force behind the Instagram account @ikramianism. Her latest photographic series, Vi möts i paradiset, debuted in a solo exhibition at Skånes konstförening this year as part of the Sven and Ellida Hjorts Exhibition Grant program. Abdulkadir was a 2017 finalist for Ortens bästa poet, and her poems have been published in both Revolution Poetry and Mariama Jobes’ Sannu. To date, her photographic work has appeared in Vice Arabia, Paletten, Sakina Magazine, and VOKS.
Photo credit: Safiyo Abdulkadir