My British Museum

Podcast, for Decolonial Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, duration 8″27″ minutes, 2020.

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Fluid Horizons

Fluid Horizons, work in progress, 2020, hand printed ink on paper, work in process, possibly 6 drawings of 44 x 55 cm Fluid Horizons is based on the exploration into the understanding of how fluid our internal and external borders have become. Both manmade and natural boarders are constantly being re-drawn due to geopolitical entanglements […]

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Time-line and bodies

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.

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Here and There

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 […]

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Citizens of Elsewhere

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. […]

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“Please keep me with you at all times”

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 […]

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Performance BAK

Please keep me with you at all times, 2019, reading-performance, 30min, Futures Without (graduation exhibition) BAK, Utrecht.

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Out of the plastic

Out of the plastic are 5 paintings. The title refers to photos that are never shared but remain protected behind a thin sheet of plastic in a family album. The gap between trying to preserve and keeping safe a culture and identity, and adjusting to one which changes according to the political climate. Our exoticness, […]

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