Confluence is a collaboration and long-term exploration on the politics and poetics of water in an effort to bring in multiple contextual understandings around water as a political, historical and economic substance. 

The programme aims to facilitate dialogue and sustain trans-local, multidisciplinary research on water cultures and heritage, political ecologies, environmental injustices and struggles between the Middle East, North Africa and the United Kingdom. 

The programme consist of

Strand 1: The Residency Programme in Morocco & Scotland

Artists in Residence (CCA)
Bahaleen, Raymond Gemayel, Youssef El Idrissi

Artists in Residence (LE18)
Maria Howard, Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, Saoirse Amira Anis

Strand 2: The Research Programme

Strand 3: Exhibition 

All Islands Connect Under Water

The programme is hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow and LE18 Morocco, curated by Alaya Ang (CCA Glasgow), Francesca Masoero & Shayma Nader (QANAT) It is supported by the International Collaboration Grant from the British Council.

All beginning in water, all ending in water. Turquoise, aquamarine, deep green, deep blue, ink blue, navy, blue-black cerulean water……Water is the first thing in my memory. The sea sounded like a thousand secrets, all whispered at the same time.”
Dionne Brand, A Map To The Door of No Return

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