I’m an Algerian-British artist who uses embodiment, interviews and archival research to share untold stories that create waymarkers for the diasporic journey of homecoming. This encompasses both the tangible and intangible memories held in species, landscapes and people. I ritualise and remember our collective past, building upon it to imagine alternative futures.

Storytelling is an act of subversion for me - history is often told by those in a position to do so or has been actively erased. I was born of survivors, healers, shapeshifters, and fighters. As someone who has inherited these experiences, I am compelled to honour and celebrate the voice of resistance which has kept our histories alive.

Coming from a long line of great storytellers - and with the support of DYCP funding - this deep interest compelled me towards Morocco where I've been living for the last year, embodying and learning the stories and languages of my ancestors. Oral traditions have kept mine and many people's histories alive - 50 years ago, many Algerians were unable to read and write - a consequence of being blocked from accessing education by the French. My work centres and celebrates this voice of resistance and seeks to uncover its magic.

I've recently relocated to Bristol and am excited about bringing these roots to a different context and the seeds that will be planted at Pervasive Media Studio.