Alias Domaines – “Being On This Boat Is Not Revenge”
TX: Monday, 7th Feb, 3pm – 3.30p + Tuesday, 8th Feb, 6pm – 6.30pm
Alias Domaines is a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Sukaina Kubba and Craig Mulholland.
Alias Domaines is a semi-fictional space where exchange occurs by proxy.
Alias Domaines is theoretically and virtually located on a cruise ship that travels between the ports of New York City and Southampton, UK.
Our ship is part of the Cunard Transatlantic Fleet, a real cruise ship company.
CUNARD: The Cunard brand is a nostalgia for art-deco design and lifestyle aspirations.
From a post-colonial perspective, art-deco functions as sugar-coating or white-washing of harsh modernist and colonialist power relations driving international capitalism. While it inhabits a space outside national lands and laws, the Cunard is an allegory for British class relations and British colonialism.
A cross-section of the ship reveals a microcosm and floating representation of the hierarchy of class and racial structures.
SETTING: First Class Lounge, Deck, Cabins, Storage Unit and Connecting Spaces
CHARACTERS: Beverly Valenzuela: Concierge and Aspiring Fashion Designer
John Templeton: Entertainments Manager and Pianist
“Being on this boat, it’s not revenge”Edouard Glissant, filmed aboard the Cunard from Martinique to France, reflecting on the terrible journey his ancestors took in the opposite direction across the Atlantic. From “Edouard Glissant: One World in Relation” directed by Manthia Diawara, 2009
ALIAS DOMAINES (2021-22) is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts
Sukaina Kubba is an Iraqi-born artist living in Toronto. She has exhibited at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; CCA, Glasgow; Glasgow International; Hilary Crisp, London; and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow. Upcoming residencies include International Studio and Curatorial Program, NY. Kubba was lecturer and curator at the GSA.
Craig Mulholland lives and works in Glasgow. He has exhibited at Glasgow International;Queens Park Railway Club; LGP Gallery, Coventry; SWG3, Glasgow; Spike Island, Bristol; and Tate Britain, London. Mulholland is represented by Koppe Astner, and is course leader and lecturer at the GSA.