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. […]
Manju Sharma, Please keep me with you at all times, 2019, reading-performance, 30min. During the performance, I read a part of my written work and move through the available space and among the audience leaving uncomfortable silences that mirror how women of colour are often silenced by institutional structures still in place today. My reading is […]
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 […]
Chasing clouds is about how war, heritage and displacement create borders and traumas that shape-shift through to the next generations.