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Zarina Muhammad – writer in residence at Banner Repeater

Dear Friends: live youtube chat show with Zarina Muhammad


Twitter as archive/twitter as sketchbook/as feedback loop/as void/as filesharing network/as an instrument of collaboration/as a megaphone/as therapy


Zarina Muhammad, writer in residence at Banner Repeater, hosts a live youtube broadcast chat show with invited guests to discuss what it is to write via twitter, followed by an open workshop working towards a new Un-Publish commission.

Dear Friends - live youtube chat show shedule with links to episodes as they are archived:


Live broadcast during Art Licks Weekend

Sat 30th September 2pm                    Banner Repeater                                 Gabrielle De La Puente


Sun 1st October 2pm                           Banner Repeater                                 Ami Clarke

linking live via googlehangouts to      FOMO (Falmouth University Publishing Fair)                   

Ongoing broadcasts from Banner Repeater – 3rd Oct – 5th Oct:


Tues 3rd Oct 7-8.30pm                          Banner Repeater                   Aaqib Hussain

Wed 4th Oct 7-8.30pm                          Banner Repeater                   Christopher Kirubi

Thurs 5th Oct 7-8.30pm                        Banner Repeater                   Akash Chohan, Haseeb Qureshi


i don’t keep a sketchbook, i don’t have a studio, i just tweet about my thoughts and my art and it is often the start and the end of my works.


For 6 days i will be hosting 6 guests and discussing the potential Twitter has to be a discursive space, to play host to a new and more unstable form of writing // speech. The uncomfortability it can have, the awkwardness of speaking publicly n that specific way, but also the way it provides a softer landing for some sometimes. How do u feel about it all? my 6 guests are all writers, artists or twitter dons, these are all people i see on my newsfeed, in my ‘here’s what u missed’ section and this is painfully subjective.


For ArtLicks weekend I will be speaking to Ami Clarke about the project itself and rethinking and analysing our conversation around what we’re trying to do by doing this; and Gabrielle de la Puente co-collaborator as the White Pube, about the way we share a twitter account, and use twitter (and instagram) as a space to talk critically about art in a looser, less formal, but still as critical, a way.


For the ongoing broadcasts over the following week i’ll be speaking to Aaqib Hussain about anon twitter accounts, twitter as therapy and admittance; London based artist Christopher Kirubi about their practice and the way they write through twitter; and Akash Chohan & Haseeb Qureshi about their use of twitter as an unstable platform, a garbled form of speech, thinking aloud and broadcasting with twitter as space and pressure~~~ This is less about having a legible conversation about using the platform and more about mapping the way I (as an artist, writer, and wannabe twitter don) and friends, as users, navigate this space and pick at behaviours we’ve normalised, like a scab.

Artists bios:


Gabrielle de la Puente (b.94) is a writer based in Liverpool, and co-runs art criticism website The White Pube.


Ami Clarke is an artist whose practice probes and is produced through the increasingly performative conditions of code and language in hyper-networked culture. She founded Banner Repeater + teaches @ Goldsmiths/CSM.


Aaqib Hussain - the relatable brown boy on the block constantly sticking his fingers in too many samosas. 


Christopher Kirubi is a London based artist who uses the mutability of images, objects and text to negotiate the limits of sexuality, gender, race and desire.


Akash Chohan got scouted three times for Leicester but then got injured. follow him at @bambooshooter on twitter and axet90 on soundcloud.


Haseeb Qureshi is a full time troll who also DJs under the moniker of Zaleel. He is primarily influenced by the 2000s, “Dog Eats Dan’s Heart”, Spice Girls - Holler, Glitter (2001) and the 2008 bollywood box office smash hit “Fashion”.


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