Imaad Majeed is a multidisciplinary artist
based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They are Director and Curator of the
trilingual performance platform "KACHA KACHA". They are one part of the artist
collective "The Packet" and VJ/DJ of "Packet Radio" (SUPR FM). They
enjoy making playlists, and writing about musicians from Sri Lanka for the
international music blog "beehype". They are Project Coordinator and Co-Curator of Thattu Pattu, a platform for music from the fringes of Sri Lanka.
Their poetry has been published in “CITY: A Journal of South Asian Literature”, as well as the local small-press chapbooks “Lime Plain Tea” and “Annasi & Kadalagotu”. Their work, in various mediums, has explored themes of identity, language, nationalism, late stage capitalism, sacred space, xenophobia, ethnoreligious conflict and healing. They have participated at NeMLA, Tamil Studies Symposium, Eternal Internet Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Theertha Performance Platform, Colomboscope, Chobi Mela and Art Dubai.
They are presently working on "KANNOORU", exploring Sri Lankan Sufi/Muslim identity, community, memory, erasure, ancestry and mysticism through sample-based music, a project supported by a grant from Experimenter's Generator Co-operative Art Production Fund.
Since 2014, my artistic practice has become centered in approaches borrowed from the conceptual poetry tradition. All of my work begins with language, the first instinct is always poetic, and form emerges as I parse through language.
Image: "Revery", 2016
conceptual poetry installation for Colomboscope
photographed by Ruvin de Silva
Since 2015, my curatorial approach has been to survey the local scene, observing the work of artists and identifying emergent themes. I engage in conversation with artists and collectives as I develop curatorial frameworks through collaboration.
Image: "KACHA KACHA", 2015 - present
a crowdfunded, free, trilingual performance event, featuring poets, rappers and singer-songwriters
visual identity by FOLD Media
Director and Curator
A night of uncensored, original, trilingual expression where poets, rappers and singer-songwriters come together at working class bars.Follow on instagram
Project Coordinator and Co-Curator
Music from the fringes
of Sri Lanka. A project by Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka and FOLD Media Collective.
Artist, Archivist and Researcher
Exploring Sri Lankan Sufi/Muslim identity, community, memory, erasure, ancestry and mysticism through sample-based music.follow on instagram
My artistic career has included festivals, residencies, installations, performances, poetry readings, music releases, publications and collectives.DOWNLOAD
My professional services include project coordination, creative writing, sub-editing, proofreading, and various roles in the communications field.DOWNLOAD
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