I explored the multiplicities of my body of friends and friends’ bodies in the contemporary art space through instructed actions and improvised performances. This work encompasses trained musicians reacting to artworks, a convivial jam in the dark and an invitation to harmonize together.
I co-curated the first student-exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery/Central Saint Martins. Photos of the Private View by Jędrzej Filuś. Press release here. The PV was attended by 400+ people. Exhibition booklet The Age of New Babylon 26-11-2018 BOOKLET (produced by Abbas Zahedi, Samboleap Tol, Kathryn Lloyd, Kate Pelen and Martha Armitage) Public programme schedule
The Age of New Babylon: Chelsea SU Residency Curatorial statement: we are an interdisciplinairy group of BA/MA students from UAL, RCA and The Cass and have been using the SU space at Chelsea as a live-archive, research base and a point of convivial departure to think and feel our way around collaboration, education and imagination. Over eleven days we have hosted a series of self-initiated workshops and actions – ranging from a discussion on Childish Gambino and simulacra,Read More
I had met Jordy and Jo through Jerry and they knew I had done something with Miles at MTV (page 17). So I went and did artwork for Jordy’s new song that is coming out on Spotify and Apple Music hopefully this February. The song’s called ‘Recipe’. Jo is sitting there, that’s a corner of his room. I wanted to work ‘with’ them, musicians. I have always been fascinated by the collaborative nature of music, sometimes being quite jealous ofRead More
I realised it takes a lot of courage to sit down with me, in that setting. On the 21st of January 2018 I spent 6 hours giving visitors of the Tate free manicures and massages. Myself and Junda Dietze (my friend and set designer) built a set modeled after South East Asian nailsalons. Visitors would invite themselves to sit down with me and pick a treatment. Often, it felt like it wouldn’t matter what they would go, it felt likeRead More
At 2PM on 11th of January 2018 my friends and I marched around the school, singing and dancing to popular mostly UK rap tunes. We felt alive, engaged, with eachother, we were a force so to speak. Sofiane, one of my friends, came up to me after the action and said he felt like he was truly himself. To me, I was commenting on claiming space for ourselves to be ourselves. It was about making your own rules, despite howRead More
In November 2018 I was selected to partake in a youth program by MTV. Four of us had to each paint a large scale painting for MTV Music Week in the light of the upcoming EMA’s. The overarching theme for all painters was London and Music. I chose to portray my friend Miles, as I thought he was the embodiment of music in London for me. He is raw, talented, lives for music and tragically is not well known.Read More