Shahmen Suku

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Title

Shahmen Suku

Description

Building upon his long-standing engagement with performative storytelling, Shahmen Suku will spend his residency researching Failures, Deaths, and the ceremonies that surround them in his family histories. Building upon his long-standing engagement with performative storytelling, Shahmen Suku will spend his residency researching Failures, Deaths, and the ceremonies that surround them in his family histories. Having previously explored different aspects of the rich Tamil cultural traditions of his maternal lineage via the alter ego Radha, the artist now intends to let go of his persona and directly confront the conflicting and multipolar narratives of his family history which include economic struggles, heated arguments, health issues, and prolonged disagreements. The artist’s in-depth journey into the complex and fraught interpersonal relations that have shaped his emotional upbringing will entail the collection of oral histories from family members, fieldtrips to temples and cemeteries, and archival research into his family’s records, recipes, photographs, and films.

Date

4 September 2023 - 31 January 2024

Contributor

Coverage

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Short Description

Building upon his long-standing engagement with performative storytelling, Shahmen Suku will spend his residency researching Failures, Deaths, and the ceremonies that surround them in his family histories.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Shahmen Suku,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4572.

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Residencies AiRCAST Episode #16: Shahmen Suku
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