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Bouncing off Walls

Bouncing off Walls

26, 28 & 29 June 11am - 4pm.


A durational performance with artist Nisa Khan

Bouncing off Walls will be a durational performance taking part on 26, 28 and 29 June from 11:00 – 4pm. During this time artist Nisa Khan will bounce thousands of metres of jute twine off the walls of a former prison cell.

As the coils of twine unravel, they’ll fill the cell with an abundance of material like a web of knotted twine. This seemingly ‘never-ending’ task will demand time, persistence, patience and focus to process it back to an organised state.

Concepts of monotony, hard labour, endurance and their impact upon physical and mental well-being will be challenged and explored in silence.

Artist Statement

Nisa Khan’s practice is dominated by movement, repetition and control. Khan explores materials using system-based approaches which lead to disciplined performances resulting in drawings and/or sculptural residues. Often responding to artefacts, environments and cultural experiences Khan shares the presence of the human body and hand; of how they create and control under limiting circumstances.


National Justice Museum,
High Pavement, ,
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