Conversations We Can Never Have
Bombast (Colchester, England)
'Conversations We Can Never Have' explores the body as a site for meaning and performance through the lens of culture and religion. Using the artist’s background of growing up as a Malay-Muslim as a starting point, the piece meanders through conversations with their loved ones to discover what it means to be comfortable in your own skin.
Sabrina, having grown up in a culture that is staunchly traditional and Muslim, has always struggled with their body. Their relationship with themselves has only grown more fraught over the years as they began to realise and accept their person-hood as a non-binary and queer individual. In 'Conversations We Can Never Have', Sabrina seeks to present the complexities that exist behind the simple statement of ‘I can’t come out to my family.’ Through physicality and multimedia, this new edition expands to include interrogations of memories of their family and language.
Bombast is a collection of people that believe in taking play seriously. We aim to explore and present stories that are rooted in lived truths.
Duration: 45 mins
Age suitability: 16 +