Featuring an in-depth interview with Meghna Singh, and with contributions from ICA Director, Jay Pather.
Meghna Singh is a visual artist and researcher with a PhD in visual anthropology from the University of Cape Town. Working with the mediums of video and installation, blurring boundaries between documentary and fiction, she creates immersive environments highlighting issues of ‘humanism’.
Singh invites us into three such immersive environments – her installation-based works Arrested Motion (2015), TheRusting Diamond (2017) and the 180 degree virtual reality film, Container (forthcoming) – which foreground her academic and personal interests in oceanic flows of trade, labour and migration; abandoned spaces and lives; historical and contemporary servitude, and the meaning of home. The evocative imagery and haunting soundscapes which emerge from Singh’s practice of careful listening and close observation thread their way through our conversational journey across land and sea.