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Net//Work: Leyya Mona Tawil

LEYYA MONA TAWIL: MALAYEEN.SPACE

Lime Rickey International’s MALAYEEN is a constellation of hymns, lullabies and battlecries from the diaspora. MALAYEEN.SPACE is an interactive audio gift exchange of songs, mapped to origins and futures.

Artist Biography

Leyya Mona Tawil [Lime Rickey International] is an artist working through dance, sound and hybrid transmissions. Tawil is a Syrian, Palestinian, American engaged in the world as such. Her 24-year record of performance/installation scores that have been presented in cities throughout the US, Europe and the Arab world. Tawil was the 2020 ISSUE Project Room Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow for her NOMADIC SIGNALS program; and a 2018 Saari Residence Fellow (Finland). Tawil’s solo work - Lime Rickey International’s Future Faith - was nominated for a 2019 Bessie Award in Music. Tawil has received commissioning support from Abrons Arts Center (NYC), KONE Foundation (Helsinki), Pieter Performance Space (Los Angeles), Gibney DiP (NYC) and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (Oakland). She is the director of Arab.AMP – a platform for experimental live art and music from the SWANA diaspora.

About the Net//Work Residency

British Council in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre and Digital Arts Studios

Net//Work is a four-week residency taking place between 18 January to 14 February 2021, developed in partnership with British Council. The residency offers artists a period of reflection, research, practice, skills exchange and professional networking opportunities focused on digital artistic practices and technologies. This year, the residency is taking place online due to COVID-19.

The online residency aims to find points of connection between four very exciting, but very different practices. The sessions in the residency provide critical support in the form of mentoring, group conversations, problem solving surgeries, guest talks and reading groups. These sessions are used to test ideas, tease out solutions and suggest new possible directions for these artists' projects. Following the residency, artists will have the opportunity to participate in an online exhibition.

Wysing is working with artists Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Uma Breakdown, Nikissi Serumaga and Leyya Mona Tawil with support from David Blandy. Digital Arts Studios is joining with Golden Thread Gallery and Momentum Berlin to host Rita Adib, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Tim Shaw and Maya Chowdhry. Artists are taking part in a programme of activities including peer-to-peer exchange, mentoring, group critiques and presentations.

For more information about the NetWork residency, please click here.

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