Voices of the Morning

Meena Nanji &

Of South Asian origin and born in Kenya, Meena Nanji moved to England when she was nine and Los Angeles when she was seventeen. The experimental tape explores the psychological ramifications of a women growing up under orthodox Islamic law. Resisting traditional definitions of a woman’s role in society as first and foremost a dutiful daughter or wife, this tape depicts Nanji’s struggle as she tries to find a space amidst the web of necessities imposed upon her by restrictive familial and societal conventions. (Work description from the VIDEONALE.6 catalogue)

About the video

Title Voices of the Morning
Year 1992
Videonale VIDEONALE.6
Length 00:13:40
Format 4:3
Country USA,
Language English
Courtesy the artist
Specifications b/w, sound, single-channel video
Winner of Videonale Award

About the artist

Meena Nanji
  • 1963 in Nairobi, KEN.
    Studied at the California Institute of the Arts, USA
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