Zarina Muhammad – Banner Repeater writer in residence
youtube chat-show and new UN-PUBLISH commission
30th September - 5th November
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.
Her art practice spans an ecology of different modes of working, including social media, video production, installation, text, and performance. She engages with a critical enquiry that includes a focus on the social contexts through which the means of production occur. Her approach to production and making is holistic, 'earthy-crunchy; open like a pore in a sauna'. She has recently shown work in New Contemporaries, and is co-producer of The White Pube – an online art criticism resource and research project, that since 2015 has engaged with exhibiting, curating, and writing weekly reviews, with the website acting as host to an online monthly residency featuring different artists. The White Pube are currently office residents at LUX, London.
Recent exhibitions include: Seen by Everyone, The Royal Standard, Liverpool 2017, (leaf) of Pablo, Hutt, Nottingham 2016, Ambition & Identity, hOME, Manchester 2016, Digital Cuts in Hyper Reality, CERA Performance Project Space, London 2016, pics or it didn’t happen, 12ø, London 2016. She finished her BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London 2016.
30th Sept - 5th October
Live Broadcast Chat Show with Zarina Muhammad
During the residency, Zarina will be hosting a live chat show, broadcasting live from Banner Repeater.
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.
Dear Friends - live youtube chat show shedule - see youtube channel for all episodes:
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
Gabrielle de la Puente (b.94) is a writer based in Liverpool, and co-runs art criticism website The White Pube. gdlp.co.uk
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. www.amiclarke.com
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”.