2014 Single Saudi Women
Tuesday 9 September - Friday 10 October
12-2pm Tuesday and Thursday
Informally during each weekday
PARC presents this remarkable series of photographs and texts made by Wasma Mansour between 2008 and 2012 when studying for her doctorate at UAL, and based in Saudi Arabia and the UK. ‘Single Saudi Women’ explores the construction and reflection of the multiple identities of single Saudi women by investigating their own private spaces and possessions.
Mansour’s practice incorporates photography, oral history and text. This series manifests itself as a collection of environmental portraits whilst focussing exclusively on the biographical objects and their reflection of the identities of these women. Also displayed is a sequence of veils, titled ‘a package, of a package, of a package’. The resulting studies, photographed in a studio environment, allow these garments to be seen as displaced objects imbued with symbolism but separated from their socio-religious connotations.
This showing of ‘Single Saudi Women’ also includes Polaroids, notebooks and objects from the research process.
Dr Wasma Mansour completed her PhD at PARC, London College of Communication, in 2014. She is a researcher and volunteer at PARC, a contributor to #Phonar and a regular speaker, both in the UK and abroad.
A Photography and the Archive Research Centre event.