Felisha Carenage

Drawing Breath

Textiles and works on paper exploring gendered and racialised violence in public and private space. Originally developed as Parade Créole, working …

Textiles and works on paper exploring gendered and racialised violence in public and private space. Originally developed as Parade Créole, working with feminist collectives and spaces.

The Problem of the Page

Research Aesthetics in the original Parade Créole exhibition. Sketchbooks, reference works and note-taking in a custom display system. All publications displayed with cosmetic gloves for perusal.

Print of a digital Scan of Anna Muthesius' Das Eigenkleid der Frau, ca. 130 A4 sheets of recycled paper, bound with a medium bulldog clip. Annotated in coloured pencil by the artist. Displayed with cosmetic gloves for perusal. Photo: S. Grigorieva

(1) Print of a digital Scan of Anna Muthesius' Das Eigenkleid der Frau, ca. 130 A4 sheets of recycled paper, bound with a medium bulldog clip. Annotated in coloured pencil by the artist, 2020-21.

(2) First edition of When Creole and Spanish Collide, Brill, 2021. Opened at a collaborative chapter between Felisha Bahadur, Dr. Glenda Alicia Leung (ed.) and Ria Ramjohn. Featuring texts and colour reprints of two illustrations by Felisha Bahadur, one of which is on the cover of the volume.
These illustrations are: Whirlwinds of Being and The Creature Preparing. Each in A3 format, chalk on pastel paper, from 2020.

(3) The artist's Pandemic Sketchbook, open to a coloured-pencil copy of the cover artwork of Anna Muthesius' Das Eigenkleid der Frau. Canson 90g A4 spiral book, ca. 120 pages, from 2020.

(4) Sketch of a house in Curaçao, after a photo by Dr. Glenda Alicia Leung, also from the artists' A4 sketchbook. There are embroideries of this sketch on the garments which accompany these works.

(1) Purple drawing and scan by Felisha Bahadur, Paris, 2020.

(2) Photographed from outside the exhibition space, the original A5 chalk pastel drawings Whirlwinds of Being and The Creature Preparing were wrapped in Wenzhou paper and not fully visible during the exhibition.

The Parade Créole exhibitions and concepts are documented in Drawing Breath, written and edited by myself and designed by Káschem Büro / Visual identity (for stickers, postcards, instagram slides and posters) by Káschem Büro / Display system: custom design by Mokit Tools / All photos in gallery: S. Grigorieva

Funding and support for this exhibition, at Kiel's Pop Up Pavilion in September-October 2021, came from several sources. These include the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Futur3 Festival, Kunstverein Haus 8, the Bund für Bildende Künstler, and Schleswig Holstein's Ministry for Education and Culture. We have done our best to include all the logos.