This book of poetry in translation and seventy images has a unusual history. When he was seventy the Gujarati poet Adam Ghodiwala was challenged by a member of theriersmovemet.com to write-in-a-day a poem about the environment. He tackled the problem by writing a 'tanha' . This poetic form is made up of 70 mini metrical poems which stand alone but seen in their totality make a longer poem. Adam lives in Bolton and with the help of the poet Siraj Patel it was translated into English.
When presented as a banner it was seen as very much an 'world poem' and as a consequence 70 painters who came from the north of England were invited to take a line and without prior discussion to illustrate it and offer the resulting images for sale. The exhibition and its content is the subject of this book.
I am a Photographer, and Community Artist . The digitally produced book is the greatest tool available for the community artist and activist,small runs of the highest quality photo-book make it possible to show the world what happens in our locality, giving voice through art to those who would be overlooked . I started, working with Theater Workshop in Stratford E15 with Joan Littlewood. Since then I have worked with community groups and exhibited my work in galleries in the UK and Europe. Working with poets and sculptors I have made books, exhibitions and multimedia within communitarian and with other artists explored the overlooked culture of the ordinary.
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