Making Knots with Maral Mamaghanizadeh
By Kaye Winwood, Looping the Loop Producer
On Wednesday 25 July, artist and Ladywood resident Maral Mamaghanizadeh is leading a workshop on Ikon’s Slow Boat. Participants will create piece of jewellery inspired by Francis Alÿs’ work Exodus 3:14, an animation of 670 drawings of a woman tying a knot in her hair which is currently on show at Ikon (until 9 September 2018).
Mamaghanizadeh, Grand Union artist-in-residence, explores the cultural challenges facing women in Iran, where it has been compulsory to cover their hair since 1979.
We asked Maral about her work and about the workshop Making Knots:
Making Knots takes place on Slow Boat on Wednesday 25 July, 2-5pm. Tickets are £25, including materials and refreshments.
The workshop is aimed at an adult audience, British Sign Language interpretation is provided. Slow Boat is accessible by wheelchair via a ramp and lift and crew are on hand to provide additional assistance for foot passengers boarding the boat. We advise visitors to call 0121 248 0708 to discuss any access requirements before booking or email.