Prompted by recent shifts in the political climate of his own country, Munem Wasif is currently working on a film project titled Goom (forced disappearance, kidnapping in Bangla.) The work revolves around the increasing phenomenon of people gone missing, disappearances that often remain unexplained and unaccounted for. Less interested in excavating factual and political circumstances, the artist rather plans to focus on the human figures of the disappeared, tracing the emotional and psychological repercussions of their violent vanishment as an attempt to ultimately reinstate their visibility. Still at an initial stage of development, Goom is conceived as an experimental process which borrows from various techniques and methodologies to capture the affective landscape generated by loss. During the residency, Munem Wasif will try to hone his poetic visual language to convey memory and recollection of these violent losses.
2 April – 30 June 2019
“Munem Wasif,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 21, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1334.