Chembamba Kina siri kubwa

This piece, by Tom Davis and Paula Callus, emerged from reflections upon the voices of marginalised people. It recognised that marginalised groups in different cultures and places may or may not speak about their experiences publicly, as they may face persecution and be socially stigmatised. Chembamba Kina siri kubwa is also Swahili idiom on the Kanga, meaning “Small things hold big secrets”.

The Jar enables people to anonymously record their secrets into a safe repository capturing stories that would otherwise go unheard.

This piece was exhibited at 20th August 2018, Shift Eye Studios, Nairobi, Kenya and is part of the larger AHRC funded project eVoices.

Outcomes from this exhibition were also exhibited in the Lees Gallery, Bournemouth University. 5th Dec 2018 – 28th Feb 2019