Autograph event by Maral Mamaghanizadeh

Maral Mamaghanizadeh successfully applied to Autograph’s open call out for Deaf and disabled artists Maral shortlisted from 90 applications (short list of 18 artists) After an interview Maral was invited to present “…Read my lips” in their galleries in March 2020. ” The R&D and making of the piece was funded by Arts Council England.

Join Maral Mamaghanizadeh, Deaf jewellery maker and visual artist, in an interactive workshop, exploring jewellery and sound.
Maral has collaborated with expert bone china artist, Chris Wight, to make beautiful bone china jewellery, to be worn over the ears, designed to bring an audience into the deaf world. By wearing Maral’s jewellery the audience will experience music and sound through the lens of hearing loss.
Working with sound designer Chris Bartholomew, Maral will bring her audience together for a unique event, experiencing sound and music through her ear jewellery and inviting audiences to empathise and gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a Deaf artist and how it feels to communicate through reading lips. Maral asks her audience to consider the judgements they make through their hearing; like the sound of a migrant’s voice.

‘If you want to be alive…read my lips’ gives audiences, participants and wearers of unique jewellery an opportunity to gain an insight into the challenges of communicating in a male-dominated society. Two experiences amplify this challenge for Maral, being  deaf & successfully seeking asylum from a country that identifies her work as political & challenging of a traditional masculinity.

The event will be on 31st March – 7 – 8 pm at Autograph visitor information

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