Exhibition

Asia Alfasi: Baseerah - Journey to sight

25 Feb 2016 – 9 Apr 2016

Event times

Monday - Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 6pm

Cost of entry

Free

Norwich, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Norwich Bus Station is 0.6 miles away, and takes about 10 minutes to walk or 5 minutes by taxi.
  • By car from London, approach Norwich on the A11. Keep going along this road until you reach the inner ring road (there will be shops straight ahead on St. Stephens Street). Turn left at the roundabout on to Chapelfield Road, then keep going (past the Chap
  • Norwich Train Station is 1.1 miles away from Norwich Arts Centre, and is approximately 15 minutes walk or 7 minutes by taxi.

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In a polarised post apocalyptic world, where fierce racial segregation is law; Baseerah’s raw desperation grants her a chance to retrieve what’s lost. To do that, she must trade her eyesight for hope on the quest to open a Thousand Eyes.

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Of a possible endless selection, pre-determined chance decrees the initial eye that opens for each new incoming soul. Some spend their whole lives content with their one eye. Others lead paths that open consecutively more.

In a polarised post apocalyptic world, where fierce racial segregation is law; Baseerah’s raw desperation grants her a chance to retrieve what’s lost. To do that, she must trade her eyesight for hope on the quest to open a Thousand Eyes.

 

Asia Alfasi was born in Lybia and moved to Scotland at the age of 7, and then to Birmingham in her teens. Her work brings together Islamic, Libyan, British and Japanese influences.

She won the Hi8us Midlands Stripsearch competition with her character Monir in 2003. She contributed “JinNarration” to the Mammoth Book of Best New Manga in 2007, and her short semi-autobiographical story, “The Non-Savvy Non-Commuter“, was displayed on the walls of Piccadilly Circus tube station as part of Thin Cities, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the station’s opening, from 15 December 2006 to 31 April 2007.

She is working on a two-volume autobiographical graphic novel to be published by Bloomsbury.

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Norwich Arts Centre

Norwich, United Kingdom

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