PODCAST | Fireside chat with Danielle & Ayeesha

'3am Nenshor El Ghaseel' (Putting out the Dirty Laundry)


From Wednesday. 1st September 2021


Join us for a fireside chat between 'The Scarp Is Where We're At' artists: Danielle Andrea Krikorian and Ayeesha Starkey as they discuss the themes presented in their individual projects: 'Forbidden Dream' & 'Neon Lit Skies - Fire at the Port'.

This will be a pre-recorded podcast to be aired on Wed. 1 September 2021


Ayeesha Starkey a graduate of Media and Communications and a filmmaker based between Beirut & London. She has worked in the fields of visual arts, and production, specifically video editing, content creation, and script writing. Ayeesha lived in Dubai for 16 years and draws most of her inspiration from the cultural contrast she has inherited from living in between Western and Middle Eastern cultures. After working with BBC Studios, in London, on Doctor Who, BBC Planet, and Top Gear, she found herself increasingly drawn to the arts and entertainment industry. Most recently she wrote and directed a short film, “بنزين” (Benzine) or petrol in Arabic in 2020. The short film approaches Lebanon’s heated political and economic climate in a satirical manner. Ayeesha combines her passions and expertise today in production to explore fashion-films and theatre. The scope of her work has recently diversified to include being a fixer for foreign correspondents, film photography and branding.


Danielle Andrea Krikorian studied Studio Art and Art History at the American University of Beirut (AUB-2018). Krikorian completed an MA in Art History from the University College London (UCL-2021). She has worked as an archival researcher, art critic and curatorial intern in France, London and Lebanon. Her articles have been published in TheDailyStar (Lebanon) and in The Radical Art Review (UK). They delve into art and the socio-geographical impact of culture. She is currently an art gallery manager in Beirut. Her artworks have been exhibited at CUB Gallery (Beirut) and at the 2018 Beirut Art Fair. Her practice engages with the visualisation of trauma, memory and the androgynous body.


A reACT evnet supported by the Art Council England and HUB Collective.