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Umber Majeed (2017) Screenshot from single-channel animation/ lecture performance:
Saturday, December 16th 2017
Event Description: 

"Atomi Damaaki Wali Mohabbat (The Atomically Explosive Love)"



How are political conditions, social patterns, and cultural positions imagined through popular, dominant, and/or "mainstream" lenses? What do you mean when u say "general population" or "popular opinion"? Often, one identifies "dominant" ways of seeing as negative, coercive, and oppressive and positions "our own" views as resistances to these. How are ways of imagining devised, used, and themselves imagined as alternative, alternate, alternating? Mediation strategies, both those designed to hold "popular appeal" and those designed to infiltrate, penetrate, subvert, situationally parse and mnemonically re-imagine viewpoints are discussed, demonstrated, and discursively derived through ***performance*** +++animation+++ %%%lecture%%% and ###socialgathering###

Suggested donation $5-20 (pay-what-you-can to pay the artists) cash only at the door, beverages available or BYO, come+go as u please, e-mail to request access info or with any other inquiries.


Atomi Damaaki Wali Mohabbat (The Atomically Explosive Love)
2017, Lecture Performance, 00:30:00
Performed by Umber Majeed
Animation: Umber Majeed
3D Model edits : Nancy Naser Al Deen
Background Vocals Audio: Nader Tabri and Sarag Gabouyd Pailian

Umber Majeed is a multidisciplinary visual artist. She completed 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. Recent group exhibitions include; ‘The Divided Self’, The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia
(2012), ‘The Museum: Within and Without’, The State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia (2015), ‘welcome to what we took from is the state’, Queens Museum, New York (2016),
and ‘Promises to Keep’, apexart, New York (2017). Her work has been acquired by several private collections, including the Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection at the Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, India. In July 2017, she completed the HWP fellowship at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Segal Center CUNY, NYU Tsoa, Paris-­Nanterre Univ. France
Researcher in performance, protocoles
protocoles of performance, vice-versa
politics of performance protocoles, vice-versa x3
Current research: The echoes of the Situationist International in performance art and experimental theater in New York City