By Avan Omar
On Different Times
At Different Locations in Sulaimany
Curator: Avan Omar
The shying woman has a value as a huge city* Typical tribal idiom. Yelling or speaking loud in public needs super braveness’. For ages men spoke loudly and yelled for sale their products however, would be unusual to hear a female voice prompting in the public. Women who work, always setting quietly next to their goods and do not bargain much. There is always a cultural barrier, hesitation to do so.
Avan Omar is a Kurdish artist from South Kurdistan, based in The Netherlands. Graduated from the College of Fine Arts,2004, University of Sulaimani. Holding a master in the same field in 2017, ArtEZ University, from The Netherlands. Hence, studied at the Dutch Art Institute. Avan’s experience and experimental life has an enthusiastic way to analyse and hung the targets toward her audience. She works on various materials and mediums for her concepts. The body and its boundary with the environment is the rockstar of her subjects, Been arranged many art projects and recently curating a project named Those people are working.
Hawar or yelling was a project conducted by Avan Omer as a part
of These People Are Working projects. The highlighted point was
the female quietness at the main shopping platforms. In
developing countries, there is always a second level of people
who work for a living. It means this is how been labelled.
Promoting loudly for the good is a common thing to grab the
customers attention. After long discussions and dedications with
the females to break this type of taboo I was not succeeded.
There is a great hesitation to speak loudly for women.
Sometimes, there was some effort to do through recharged
speakers and made them pleasant. I have tried with whom do their
work for living and it had a normal reaction. That was my humble
effort to raise their voices. As well as, make it a cohesively
potent equity releaser, stand for equivalent rights. At the
first stage, had arranged to purchase some rechargeable
loudspeakers and distribute them among them and made sure that
the majority got them. Hence, lots of retailer car has their
speakers for promotions. Avan had offered to put her voice as a
condition for this selling process. This is a potent potential
to hear the female voice for this sort of bargain or retailers.
What’s more, it was not an easy project in terms of documentary
progress due to many of them were not happy to have appeared on
the camera. Therefore, this sort of project built a method of
breaking ice for the female to be alongside the male on this
platform. The Hawar project had caused thoughts exchanges that
made it clear for both sides to ride the taboo.
If we have a look at the other side of those female workers, we can distinguish two points:
They have built their ecology cash flow and rely on their products. As well as, buying second-hand clothes and resale them at a reasonable price, in my opinion, they do protect our environment and the circulation of consumers etc. Furthermore, selling an organic product that is planned for living is another way for getting income. It was a good achievement to be able to work on this sect of people.