Shiraz joins a stellar line up of artists including Oscar Murillo and Zadie Xa. Shiraz Bayjoo’s commission explores notions of migration and displacement through a short 16mm film made with students from Mission Grove primary school, Walthamstow. Bayjoo asked the children to consider their rights as young people alongside their own experiences of courage and overcoming adversity. Together they interrogated the myriad experiences of trans-migratory groups today, bringing together their understandings of displacement, loss and courage and voicing the importance of personal agency in the world they will inherit.
Shiraz Bayjoo at Art Night London
Pran Kouraz: 22 June, Empire Cinema, Walthamstow
June 3, 2019