Mother May I? | Rima Hamid at A4 Sounds Gallery


Mother May I? | Rima Hamid at A4 Sounds Gallery Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/02/2022 - 20/02/2022

A4 Sounds Gallery





Mother May I? is a new body of work that attempts to consolidate the parts that make us whole. The first phase is a meditation on motherhood, ancestral work and mother earth. Mother May I? is a glimpse into a threshold suspended between time and space. As the entity descends into their human form, they’re shown a glimpse of what’s to come. Za’ar rituals influence a lot of this piece, tying the ancient practice of Sudanese Woman as an integral part of the collective memory, highlighting how important ritual is for preserving our identity and the collective memory.

Furthemore conversation and social collaboration stand at the heart of this piece. Interviews conducted with sudanese artists, artists, healers. Weave themselves into the heart of what this piece is about – conversation and collaboration that will allow for reconciliation of the parts of us we neglect as we pass through trials and tribulations of a country doused in the blood of martyrs and corruption. What does it mean to be Sudanese? How can we begin to build for the future we want without the ideals enforced on us?


Rima is a community organizer, poet and a budding DJ. Their practice is centered around event planning as a tool for community healing and resistance. As well as playlist curation and podcasting, Rima is attempting to revive the lost art of mixtape making, bringing back sonic extensions of our mindset and emotions.

A visual activist Rima is interested in telling their own narratives through whatever medium is most available to them. By harnessing these experiences of the creative field, academia and, their life and varied creative pursuits they seek to share a sense of semblance to discern truth in the rubble.

Within the We OnlyWant The Earth programme they are attempting to create visual and material culture influenced by the future.


Opening Times
Thursday 17th: 2pm – 7:30pm
Friday 18th: 2pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 19th: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday 20th: 1pm – 6pm

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17th – 28th February | 2pm – 7pm

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Saturday 19th: 6pm – 7pm

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You can access our full accessibility information via this link:

General Accessibility Information:
This event will take place in our gallery which is wheelchair accessible.
The gallery is approx a 5m walk from the front door.
There is a garden with benches and stool adjacent to the gallery for breaks if needed.

Installation Specific Information:
The exhibition consists of 3 sculptures on the ground, a large projected film work, 1 textiles sculpture hanging from the ceiling.
There is a video piece playing in the gallery which has audio. It is an experimental electronic music sound piece playing on a PA. It does not contain harsh noises and is not played at a loud volume. If needed we can accomodate the sound piece being turned off for your visit.
The gallery is low lit overall with coloured bright LED spot lights. These lights will flash and change colour in time with the sound piece in the video. If needed we can accommodate the flashing lights being turned off for your visit.
There is seating in the gallery. If you require a comfortable chair please let us know at the time of booking or email You can request a more comfortable chair at any time from staff at the front door if you need one while visiting.

Our bathrooms are gender-neutral
Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. They are located on the first floor via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) so may also be inaccessible for people with movement impairments.

If you have specific needs that are not included in this information please get in touch and we will work with you to ensure you are comfortable on your visit. You can email us via

We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020-2022.



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