The Meal of Madam Candlestick (2020): With references to the artist’s own experience of emotional abuse and coercive control, this work explores the role of female perpetrators in honor-based violence against women. It was inspired by the works of Surrealist Leonora Carrington and research papers by criminologist Rachael Aplin, and other studies on honor-based violence and honor-killing.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Eldarin is a theatremaker and cross-disciplinary artist. Trained as a medical scientist at Imperial College London and University of Bristol, she later finished her MA at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is the winner of the 3rd prize International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” (2019) at the Florence Biennale. Her work is heavily influenced by Symbolism, Theatre of Absurd and German Expressionism, and she is passionate about issues of social justice, equity, and freedom. And her video art and performance work has been supported by the Arts Council England, Spanish Chamber of Commerce, and the British Council, and presented in the UK, Italy, Germany, Greece, and Asia, at prestigious venues and exhibitions such as the CutLog/Society of Scottish Artists 130 Years /Royal Scottish Academy, World Stage Design Quadrennial, Tate Modern, Wells Art Contemporary Prize, and Florence Biennale. She is a resident at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, UK. The Studio is a creative technologies collaboration with Watershed, University of the West of England and University of Bristol.
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