NDSM Light: An-sisters [NDSM] | belit sag


belit sağ (1980, Turkey, she/they) is a visual artist and educator based in Amsterdam. At NDSM, they present a newly commissioned work by Stichting NDSM-werf in response to the invisible history of the wharf. An-sisters (NDSM) connects and traces the stories and struggles of female migrant workers from Turkey throughout generations. sağ interviewed several women: a former textile worker talks about working at several locations in Amsterdam, including NDSM in the late 80s and early 90s; her daughter recites memories of her mother’s working life; an organiser/translator tells us about co-owning a textile atelier at NDSM in the late 80s. Alongside interviews, the videoinstallation includes fragments from archives such as Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid and a spoken word audio piece constructed from the interviews. An-sisters (NDSM) traces the materiality, precarity, and invisibility of migrant female labour throughout generations.

 The work of belit will be launched at NDSM and visible for the first time during Museumnight 2022. The work was realised in collaboration with Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid.

Location: Smederijplein, visible every day as an audio installation from 11:00 – 16:00 and as an audio- and video installation from 16:00 – 23:00.

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