A captivating and powerful exhibition called ‘In Which Language Do We Dream?’ is set to grace the halls of Gallery Oldham, offering a unique and touching insight into the lives of a Syrian family displaced by the horrors of war. Through a collection of intimate photographs and film, this exhibition takes viewers on an emotional journey with the al-Hindawi family, who were forced to leave their home in Homs, Syria in 2012 due to the ongoing civil war. It delves into their experiences as displaced individuals in Lebanon, before finally finding a new home in East Yorkshire in 2017.
Ruba al-Hindawi, the family’s matriarch and former photo lab worker, expressed the desire for people to witness the stark contrasts in their lives across different places, be it Syria, Lebanon, or their current residence in England. The photographs serve as a tool to illustrate these changes, allowing their children to understand the profound impact of their displacement and uncertainty regarding the possibility of returning home. Collaboratively created by photographer Rich Wiles and the al-Hindawi family over a span of five years, the exhibition seamlessly blends rescued old family photos with contemporary images that capture their arduous journey and their new life in the UK.
This exhibition offers a deeply personal insight into the human toll of displacement and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Attendees can look forward to an opening event on 10 February at 2pm, where photographer Rich Wiles will discuss the exhibition in detail. ‘In Which Language Do We Dream?’ will be on display from 10 February to 11 May 2024 and is suitable for visitors of all ages. It is a touring exhibition from Impressions Gallery.
Don’t miss this poignant exhibition that showcases the incredible strength and determination of the human spirit. For more information, please visit the provided link.