Stellar Quines and Bijli Productions are pleased to announce the artists who are part of our 2021 Make Do & Mend programme.
The successful artists and their projects are:
- Andrea Cabrera Luna – Instructions on How to Cry
- Anne Wood (lead artist), Kath Burlinson, Niloo Far Khan & John McGeoch – When Mountains Meet
- Catherine Bisset (lead artist), Angela Milton & Rebecca Fairnie – Toxic Thrives: An existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul
- Gillian Katungi – We Thrive: A work in progress
- Libby Odai (lead artist), Chrissie Ardill & Zephyr Liddell – Is Anybody There?
- Lubna Kerr – Bella and Max
- Maria Sappho (lead artist) & Kate Steenhauer – In the Bell
This Make Do & Mend invited proposals responding to the theme of ‘thrive’.
We are thrilled to support artists working across different types of performance such as verbatim, interdisciplinary performance and devised work. The development projects we are supporting vary in scale from individual projects to collectives. This round of Make Do & Mend focussed on supporting projects where the lead artist identified as being BIPOC+ – from the African diaspora, Latinx, the East Asian diaspora, from the South East Asian Diaspora, from the South Asian Diaspora, West Asian (includes Middle East) Diaspora, Indigenous people, bi-racial/ mixed heritage, or who also self-identify as a Person of Colour or Black
Scroll down to read about the projects or visit our Make Do & Mend webpage to find out more about the programme.
This is my story. My mother is Scottish. My father was Pakistani. In my early twenties I found the father I had never met, visited Karachi and experienced generous hospitality and cultural riches. I also discovered that being a professional musician and an illegitimate woman accorded me little status in Pakistan. I had arrived but didn’t know who to be. I needed to find my own way to thrive.
Through story, song, original music and immersion in the food, textiles and geography that define cultures, Crossing Lines explores contemporary Scottish/Pakistani identity.
Does he pick women that bully him or does he bully them.
Does bullying make you a narcissist? How do you thrive being bullied? How do you thrive being a bully?
Using words to tell a story will be an interesting new direction.
Bethany: reflects on being a transwoman in the most male-dominated arenas such as the RAF, commercial diving and Oil, Gas & Nuclear Power Industries.
Annie: ‘finally’ shaves off her beard, which initially acted as a shield against transphobia and allowed her certain privileges within patriarchal societal norms.
Emma: shares her existential sadness when her voice broke in puberty and she abandoned her passion for singing. Now after more than 10 years she is undergoing her transition and starting to sing again.