Cinenova | Now Showing: Ayesha Hameed
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 at 7:00pm – Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 at 9pm
For the next event in Cinenova’s Now Showing screening series, artist Ayesha Hameed will present works from the Cinenova collection alongside her own work A Rough History (of the destruction of fingerprints), 2015-16.
A Rough History (of the destruction of fingerprints) is a film essay that looks at the coalescence of skin and data in the collection and destruction of fingerprints, examining the life and circulation of the fingerprint in a speculative history that travels from border checks to early gestures in film. It was exhibited as part of Forensic Architecture at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, at Social Glitch at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich Vienna, at Pavilion in Leeds, and at Home Works Space Program in Beirut.
Ayesha Hameed’s work explores contemporary borders and migration, critical race theory, Walter Benjamin, and visual cultures of the Black Atlantic. Her work has been performed or exhibited at ICA London (2015), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014), at The Chimurenga Library at the Showroom, London (2015), Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, Oxford (2015), Edinburgh College of Art (2015), Kunstraum Niederoesterreich Vienna (2015), Pavillion, Leeds in 2015, Homeworks Space Program, Beirut (2016), the Bartlett School of Architecture (2016), and Mosaic Rooms (2017).
Her publications include contributions to Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth (Sternberg Press 2014), We Travelled The Spaceways (Duke University Press forthcoming 2017), Unsound/Undead (Univocal, Forthcoming 2017); and books including Visual Cultures as Time Travel (with Henriette Gunkel Sternberg, forthcoming 2017), Futures and Fictions (co-edited with Simon O’Sullivan and Henriette Gunkel forthcoming 2017). She is currently the Joint Programme Leader in Fine Art and History of Art.
Cinenova: Now Showing began in March 2015 and runs monthly. The series intends to materialise relationships between contemporary artist moving image practice and the feminist and organising legacies present in the Cinenova collection. Now Showing future invited protagonists include: Onyeka Igwe, Oreet Ashery, Letitia Beatriz, Ayesha Hameed, Olivia Plender, Charlotte Prodger and more to be announced. Past events have been with Jamie Crewe and Tran T.Kim-Trang; Kathryn Elkin and Sarah Turner; Noski Deville and Patrick Staff; Kari Robertson and Judith Barry; Nooshin Farhid and Lis Rhodes; Rehana Zaman and Lai Ngan Walsh & the Law Collective; Lucy Clout, Tracey Moffatt and Susan Stein; Cara Tolmie, Kimberley O’Neill and France-Lise McGurn, Judith Barry and Ruth Novaczek; Justice for Domestic Workers and Leeds Animation Co-op; Claire Hope and Judith Barry; Lucy Parker and Adriana Monti; Kate Davis, Margaret Salmon and Sheffield Film Co-op; Richard John Jones and Karen Everett; Grace Schwindt and Kim Longinotto.