Noon Salah Eldin
My poem “The Violence of Identity’ draws on reflections on my journey in migrating from the UK to Sudan, and essays by Amartya Sen entitled "Identity and violence: the illusion of destiny". I explore how social relations and self-identity are threatened by crude- often uni-dimensional- definitions of identity. I believe that social and personal peace comes from acknowledging the singular complex, contrary, and conflicted human behind masks of identity.
The video is a collaboration with the Polish-Scottish visual artist Aleks Ka Kusowska who is an art practitioner and performance artist, with a keen interest in psychology.