Image: News of the World, Shaheer Tarar, 2019.
Trinity Square Video is pleased to announce the five artists selected for our annual themed commission. This residency will culminate in a group exhibition taking place in August, 2019. This year’s open call, titled Networked Justice, asks artists to consider the role of digital imaging, communication and networks in service of social and/or environmental justice. It looks at “the digital” not just as a medium, but as context in which social, political, and artistic forms arise. The following artists will be working on a new project that attempts to address one or more of the following questions: What are the effects of global circulation of images of discrimination / violence? How do information networks form human connections along issues of gender, nation, class, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity? How can we form relationships to and between culturally and geographically specific issues?
Umber Majeed (b. New York, 1989) is a multidisciplinary visual artist. She received her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016 and graduated from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013. Majeed has shown in venues across Pakistan, North America, and Europe. Her work engages with familial archives to explore specifics of Pakistani state and urban infrastructure through a feminist lens. She lives and works in New York, USA and Lahore, Pakistan.
Sean Sandusky is a multi-disciplinary Toronto-based artist of South Asian and European descent working mainly in the mediums of Performance, Sculpture, Installation, Photography, Poetry, and Video. Sean gains inspiration from the knowledge and dissociation of moving from from one political, environmental, and economic climate to another. Sean has explored topics of race, cultural heritage, location, gender/sexuality, disability, and equity. Relational aesthetics is used to relate to said topics, tying in information with visual cues. There is a need for the work to be experiential both in its physicality and its dialectical layer
Shaheer Tarar is a documentary artist who uses satellite images, found footage, and legal documents to trace historical events to the role they play in the contemporary moment. He pursues stories buried by time, space, and sediment – studying artifacts from these stories that still remain and mediate our relationship to the past. These studies are presented as publications, websites, and films.
Adrienne + Keiko
Adrienne and Keiko are creative partners investigating the ambiguous permutations of multi-ethnicity through performance, new media installation and writing inventions. Their work engages the intersection of technology and social practice through mediations of identity. By creating collaborative experiences, they invite spectating participants to (re)consider their relationships to space and narrative.
The Themed Commission is generously supported by the EQ Bank.