All posts by sabahasan

About sabahasan

saba hasan lives and works in new delhi. she is an artist, a photographer, writer and is currently working on videos and sound based installations. you can see her website www.sabahasan.com for more details

twilight on the lake

screening of my short film twilight on the lake at Artists Unite and Global Standout for Peace, March 3, 11 to 6 pm,15 August Park, Red Fort…eternal love and thanks to dear zehra khala for adding her voice to mine … #artistsunite #sabahasanart #peace #notohate #dua #azadi #love #kashmir #mothers #life #haqeeqat #womenartists #water

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saba hasan reads her poems

this video comprises 3 of my voice installations, the first of which was on the ramparts of the Hohenburg Castle in Salzburg then later at Columbia University, New York and among the audience at a Bob Dylan concert in Brooklyn.

” My poems are in a homeless language, a paradox of connections between places that I have lived in Russia, India, America, Switzerland, France and a mystifying preoccupation with songs, I have heard being called ghazals. From Tagore as much as from Pushkin, Ghalib or Lorca, I have learnt to speak in a voice invoking many myths.”

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persistence of memory

images from video saba hasan reads her poems, 2014 and mixed media work, memory1, 2018

” the Urdu text in my paintings is from letters my mother wrote to me so at one level its an artistic delving into personal history; Urdu is also a signifier of a loved culture under attack, a feeling I reinforce by burning my material or the script. Some passages are from feminist writings in Urdu literature, questioning patriarchy in south asian societies and demanding a reformulation. My poems are in a homeless language, a paradox of connections between places that I have lived in Russia, India, America, Switzerland, France and a mystifying preoccupation with songs, I have heard being called ghazals. From Tagore as much as from Pushkin, Ghalib or Lorca,

I have learnt to speak in a voice invoking many myths.”

Persistence of Memory” curated by Katharina Kakar, 18 December – 18 January, 2018
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