31 August to 1 September 2019
Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester
The people of Yemen are facing what is described by the UN as the ‘world’s worst’ humanitarian crisis – what is the true human cost of this conflict, and how can we understand it in the context of our own lives? Commissioned by IWM, created by FutureEverything, travelling digital artwork Yemen: Say hello to connect takes the conversation beyond the museum walls, inviting you to connect with the real issues people are facing in Yemen right now.
You’ll find the third location of our installation at Great Northern Warehouse. Today in Yemen, food is inaccessible to many. This installation provides the opportunity to learn more about how those living through the conflict cope with food insecurity. Amerah Saleh’s narration revisits her family’s experiences of struggling to access food in their home country.
Created by Artist Vicky Clarke and Creative Technologist Chris Ball, with words written and performed by Amerah Saleh, Yemen: Say hello to connect is part of Yemen: Inside a Crisis, a free exhibition and series of programming, at IWM North, that is the UK’s first exhibition to address Yemen’s on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis. Showcasing around 50 objects and photographs, alongside personal stories, the exhibition gives insight into the realities faced by Yemenis every day, as well as their incredible resilience.