Randa Reda

Image: © Randa Reda, Untitled, Pi*llOry part three, 2020. Photo by Tina Bararian.


Canada

Reda’s work reflects censorship towards fundamentalism and her traditional culture’s prejudiced judgements on women’s behaviours and desires. Through protest gestures, Reda urges to amplify her struggle against paradigms of inferiority and resist being oppressed and exploited, whilst she was taught to always be subservient. Reda I explores the tensions between her lived bodily experiences as a migrant Arab woman and her cultural meanings and family prescriptions inscribed on her female body. Within live performance art Reda aspires to feel her existence and understand her identity and place in this world. Reda feels the urgent need to speak out against voices of oppression that are used to suppress freedom and silence her voice.


Works


Writing


Engagements

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed