Roshini Kempadoo discusses key debates around identity politics as seen through Iniva’s Archives with Karen Alexander, Nina Mangalanayagam and Ashwani Sharma.
Roshini Kempadoo is a photographer, media artist and lecturer at the University of East London. Her research, multimedia, and photographic projects combine factual and fictional re-imaginings of contemporary experiences with history and memory. Having worked as a social documentary photographer for the Format Women’s Picture Agency, her recent work as a digital image artist includes photographs and screen-based interactive art installations that fictionalise Caribbean archive material, objects, and spaces. They combine sound, animations, and interactive use of objects, to introduce characters that once may have existed, evoking hidden and untold narratives.
Karen Alexander is an independent film curator, writer and freelance consultant. Her key areas of interest include representation, gender, identity and independent cinema.
Nina Mangalanayagam is currently showing work at the Entanglement: the Ambivalence of Identity exhibition at Rivington Place. She recently graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art and won the Jerwood Photography Award in 2005.
Ashwani Sharma is principal lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of East London (UEL). He has recently been researching and publishing in the areas of racial anxiety, media post 9/11 and postcolonial racism; popular culture, urban space and globalization; visual and digital culture, archives, memory and postcolonialism; race, cultural theory and psychoanalysis.
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