20–30 September 2018



A live-action animated rap music video that challenges the status quo.

The installation is inspired by the inner thoughts of women from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. It uses their voices and experiences to deconstruct stereotypes.

Advisory age guidance: 12+

Dates and times

Friday 21 – Friday 28 September

  • 8am – 6.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 7.30am – 5pm
  • Monday: 8am – 5pm

About the project

Using Dr Parveen Ali’s research as a basis, this project explores several themes with contemporary respondents. A range of states are depicted in the video: innocence, objectification, self-doubt, rage, playfulness and survival.

Bobby Tiwana is a freelance creative practitioner of live performance and digital shorts, and a curator of moving image shorts that create space for marginalised and less visible communities. Bobby works collaboratively with other artists across media and wider non-arts partners to answer questions that are seldom asked.

Dr Parveen Ali is a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. Parveen’s research explores inequalities in health related to gender and ethnicity. She is particularly interested in understanding and exploring interpersonal, domestic and gender-based violence in families and communities, with a particular focus on the experiences of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

  • Concept, lyrics, director, producer – Bobby Tiwana
  • Academic research partner – Dr Parveen Ali
  • Creative team – Duncan Chapman, sound design and production; Sameer Patel, camera direction and editing; Craig Goode, animation; Carl Miller, dramaturgy
  • Vocals – Sophielou
  • Performer – Simran Bath