Tell me something, Foreigners, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK 2017
Tell me something was created specifically for the 2016 Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka.(Director: Annoushka Hempel, Sri Lanka/Curator: Alnoor Mithra, UK).
The Sri Lankan civil war, waged over 25 years, from 1983 to 2009. Tell me something, developed in partnership with Unity Mission Trust, responds to their mission to foster awareness and tolerance between Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim and Burgher teenagers and young adults across Sri Lanka. The text and image based video was generated from workshops with Sri Lankan youth.
41 participants, 41 voices.
Tell me something participants and locations in Sri Lanka: Thavasoroopan Purusothma (Jaffna), Mahesh Balan (Jaffna), Donovan Arunachalam (Colombo), Nilavan Nandakumar (Jaffna), Yohan Perera (Colombo), Vijitha Thangarasa (Uduvil), Ashan Gayantha (Ambalangoda), Lasitha Ranushka (Mirissa), Dilini Buddhika (Karandeniya), Carine Anandage (Colombo), Anfal Nillar (Colombo), Safra Raslan (Galle), Shadla Raslan (Galle), Fathima Risma (Galle), Baraloganaphan Rishangan (Mullaitivu), Nipun Sashipriya (Ambalangoda), Sundaralingam Selvakumar (Killinochchi), Karthigesu Dishanthan (Killinochchi), Manusha Kumarasinghe (Tangalle), Ashan Sameera Palihawadana (Matara), Tharindu Luke Maduranga (Kandy), Yohan Dhananjaya (Kandy), Dushanth Sivabalan (Colombo), Danica Harding (Colombo), Sheya Kajenthini (Vavuniya), Rasanayaham Anaamika (Mannar), Diron Sam (Mannar), Nadeeshani Hewage (Poddiwela), Shanika Madushani (Poddiwela), Niroshani Sandamali (Elpitiya), Praveena Sandarekha (Poddiwela), Sanduni Goonetileka (Elpitiya), Yasoda Selvarajah (Vishwamadu), Sashika Dimantha (Wijeyakoon), Tharindu Dilshan (Elpitiya), Mohammed Anaam (Colombo), Sainudeen Mohammed Rasmi (Horowapathana), Thaunushiya Satkularasa (Mullaitivu), Selliah Uthayaprithan (Poonthottam), Milan Rajapakse Walasmulla), Sasha Pinto Jayawardena (Colombo).
The project received support from the 2016 Colombo Art Biennale, Unity Mission Trust, Sri Lanka, the Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong and the Australian High Commission, Sri Lanka.