6# Quantum Diasporas - Sulaïman Majali


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Studio Lunches was an autonomous podcast project by Chris MacInnes, supported by CCA. Its goal was to open up artists’ practices within Glasgow through conversation, exploring the diverse, obscure and intriguing interests that reside at the heart of this. This week I went to meet Sulaïman Majali. Sulaïman is an artist based in Glasgow who recently presented a video installation with the V&A Lates program in London. We decided to begin by talking about rocks and the interest and importance of them to Sulaïman’s practice. Rocks feature frequently in his work; as body, as weapon and as physical history. From there Sulaïman guides me through the influence of Arabic poetry, the politics of the artefact within institutional space and digital space and the utopic/dystopic duality of CGI. These ideas lead us into a discussion on the quantum nature of diasporas and the resistive potential of speculative practices and unanswered questions. Audio featured: excerpt from this garden, this performed home that incessantly grows (scene 8; eulogy for an unnamed poet/wedding of guests) by Sulaïman Majali

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