Collaborative essay, which joins a bundle of essay in a book on migration and data currently being printed at Nijmegen University. Expected summer 2022. Abstract The term “irregular” attached to “migration” or a “migrant” assumes the existence of regular migration and a regular migrant. However, who defines a process, person or activity as regular or […]
Autobiography as Methodology, Forum+, autumn issue 2020 In this essay, I reflect on the use of autobiography as a methodology for story-telling in the visual arts. There is a focus on the methods used to explore the self and its relatedness to the world that one wishes to grasp. It sheds light on how autobiography […]
Podcast, for Decolonial Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, duration 8″27″ minutes, 2020.
Time-line and bodies is an ongoing life-time text wherein each year I update my time-line based on memory, focus, events and predictions. The text can be viewed under heading Biography. Printed on paper, size can vary, approximately 35cm x 100cm, 2020, Trainings for the not yet, BAK, Utrecht.
Here and There, 2019, film-essay, 13’ 00’’. This poetic-film-essay is based on the exploration of how a diasporic body struggles with its internalised words to speak out – a shifting reality. There is no intention to make a conclusion, but to leave an impression of how it is to be a foreigner in your home-country, feared […]
Manju Sharma, Citizens of Elsewhere, 2019, written work, 15,300 words. The libretto contains two letters of exchange, poems, music pieces, description of objects portraying nation and home. One letter is written to “Two minutes of Silence,” in which I try to understand why and how the western world is so fanatical with the WWII and remembering. […]
The suitcase represents the baggage that we carry around with us, baggage as in cultural heritage, and the miss-match of cultures. It addresses the notion of home, and the importance to unpack the baggage that we carry around with us. Growing up in Britain, and in particular London, there was at first a threat of […]