The CERA PROJECT presents at its space in East London the second event of the Performance Program curated in collaboration with Frances Zuma Cooper titled Digital cuts in hyper reality. Tonight shares the work of two emerging, dynamic, digital female artists, Zarina Muhammad (UK/India) and Seema Mattu (UK/India). The evening offers a compelling insight into their practice as artists, writers, and activists, where their work explores critical multi-cultural issues, diverse geographical territories, and the blending of pop to political commentary into the post –internet world. In the cut, digital collages are created with vibrancy into the hyper real, where humor is seen at play alongside and against cultural complexities, full of sociological weight, to create discursive knowledge in digital spaces.
Video Program: Snakey, White Cube, Space Goddess, I hate the internet, Taal Se Taal Mila, Lage Raho, yaad piya ki aane lagi, How Fucking Transformational, Tiger style feat. Seema and Yo Yo Honey Singh, Digjihad. Followed by a live reading of the essay "Practice as Self-Care ➰" and a conversations between Zarina Muhammad and the artist /collaborator Seema Mattu.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Zarina Muhammad | Born in 1994, London, England, is a moving image and performance artist who has recently graduated from Fine Art at Central St Martin’s. Growing up in London with Gujarati and Bengali parents, her work deals with the in-between spaces of her diasporic experience; living in between cultures and the duality and fluidity of having a multi-cultural identity in the post internet world. Recent Group Exhibitions: 2015 Space Invaders, ArtLacuna, London; 2015 Cultural Bonds: Variant Spaces Collective, NSH Arts, London; 2014 Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded, INIVA, London; 2014 I’m Feeling 22, The Space, Abu Dhabi. Zarina shares her work through diverse avenues such as the UK based organization, Variant Space, a creative platform to advance the work of female Muslim artists. She has recently been selected for Bloomberg’s New Contemporaries 2016.
Seema Mattu | Born in 1993, Birmingham, England, is a digital artist who has recently graduated from Fine Art at Central St Martin’s.
ABOUT | THE CERA PROJECT founded by the independent curator Inês Valle, is an itinerant and independent art platform, that departs from the premise that 'if the world is flat, as the prophets of globalization proclaim, then what happens on the underside?", and is envisaged as an art platform for the promotion and exhibition of arts on an international level, that aims to focused on and about Global South's narratives.