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sadiaph@gmail.com



sadiaph@gmail.com





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WORKS




SONG OF MY LIFE


dec 2020 - feb 2021

film, sound

solo show, accompanying Sean Edwards’ Undo Things Done. more here. 

Bluecoat, Liverpool





RECLAIM THE WATERWAY


2020

three films

in collaboration with Beau W Beakhouse, responding to canals, countryside, colonialism, food, futures and deep time.

developed during an artists’ residency with Peak Cymru for Hinterlands, supported by Arts Council of Wales and the Canal and River Trust.  watch here.





TO MAKE PHILIPPINES


2020 - 2021

a multi-disciplinary research and development project encompassing themes of returning, post-coloniality, dreaming true, telepathic communion, ancestral theories, intergenerational trauma, and weaving.


return etc.


text, performance, sound piece

process based text experiment which involves continually re-reading, extracting and reconstructing Hélène Cixous’ book Philippines, to approach the text through dialogue.

extracts performed at Where I’m Coming From, Radio Platfform / Wales Millenium Centre, and for Wales Arts Review’s Digithon festival.


tiny bubbles in the wine


artist moving image, text

association-based writing and collaged film exploring how trauma is told through Filipino traditions of oral history and secrets. the film explores how repetition of ‘signs’ can unlock the untold - through intuitive links between the mother’s story, cultural traditions and David Medalla’s Cloud Canyons.

exhibited at SHIFT and g39. watch at HOAX.


to make philippines


long form text

written through a process of constraint in which the next section can only be written once it has been dreamed - in lieu of a tradition rooted in certain islands of the Philippines.

‘To Make Philippines is an evocation; a journey through associations that flits between the intertwined memories of three generations. In this surreal autofictive work, loose threads are left for the narrator to follow, as she weaves together stories told and secrets revealed by her mother and lola in order to connect with her distant Filipino heritage.

Beginning with the adoption of a shared name, Pineda, passageways begin to emerge. From here, we traverses dreams, collective trauma and reverie in a mystical montage that always returns. Spanning themes of migration, seperation, semiotics, oral histories and traditions, To Make Philippines is a communion across generations.’ 


supported by Literature Wales’ New Writers Mentoring and Bursary 2020


it resonates like spalting wood


film, craft, installation

solo show with Beau W Beakhouse (collaborative practice), Arcade/Campfa. Forthcoming Spring 2021. Supported by Arts Council of Wales.




HIGH BALCONY COM


2019

html web experiment, highbalcony.com

web experiment in collaboration with Beau W Beakhouse. a playground and test site for html/css design, webpage-based art works, collaborative online practice, and hypertext.