The Transformations Project

TRANSFORMATIONS: Mothers in Pandemic

By Seemab Zahra and Janice Jo Lee / MT Space

This is a Cine Poem written and recorded by Seemab Zahra and Janice Jo Lee as a final report for the Arts Exchange collaboration by the MT Space. The main themes of the Cine Poem are; to elaborate the role of mothers in Pandemic, how they are taking care of their families and also trying to survive.

Seemab Zahra is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, poetry, and writing. Janice Jo Lee, aka Sing Hey, is a contemporary folk artist of Korean ancestry. She is a singer-songwriter, spoken word poet, actor and playwright from Kitchener.

With gratitude and appreciation, MT Space acknowledges that we live, learn, and benefit within the boundaries of the Haldimand Tract, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. This is the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral Confederacy), Anishinaabeg (Ojibway, Mississauga, Chippewa, and Algonquin), and Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Six Nations including the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, Oneida, and Tuscarora Nations). We honour that these Nations of people have been living on, working on, and caring for this place from time immemorial and continue to do so today.

Commissioned by MT Space.