Until 25 January
Pendleton Gateway, Salford
Yemen: Say hello to connect popped up in numerous locations across Manchester to give audiences the chance to connect with the impact of the on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Now there is a chance to connect with all of the themes of the artwork, for a week, at Pendleton Gateway in Salford.
Commissioned by IWM, created by FutureEverything this special reprise of the travelling digital artwork will cover all four themes, addressed in Yemen: Inside a Crisis. Learn more about the challenges that food insecurity presents, understand the struggle of many Yemenis in accessing clean and affordable water and grasp the challenges posed by limited fuel and hyper-inflation.
Importantly the installation also delves into the impact of war on childhood and education. Come and ‘say hello to connect’ to learn how the conflict, and the crisis, will impact on the future of Yemen, and Yemeni children.
Each powerful instalment of narration from Amerah Saleh is available to interact with during this extended tour of the installation. Plan your visit to learn how these issues have impacted Amerah’s family and friends in Yemen, and experience moving personal stories.
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.