Sheffield Fringe

Nisha Duggal

Nisha Duggal works in response to structures of power and control.  She processes everyday experience to explore expressions of freedom and creativity lived within it.  Through relational portraits that highlight an insecurity at the very concept of individuality, her practice posits constructive frameworks for living within an increasingly overloaded world. Nisha’s films and drawings have exhibited internationally including installations at Watermans (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Ginza Art Lab (Tokyo), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) and Oriel Mostyn (Llandudno) and screenings at European Media Art Festival (Osnabrueck), Rekalde (Bilbao), Cornerhouse (Manchester) and Iniva (London).  She has been awarded commissions by Site Gallery (Sheffield) and Contemporary Art Forum (Kitchener, Ontario).  Nisha studied at Derby and The Slade and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Moving Image Awards in 2008.  She completed the Florence Trust residency in 2010 and has work in the Saatchi Collection. She lives and works in London.

The Invisibles

The Invisibles | UK 2012 | Video | 4 min

In a singular call to action The Invisibles employs and re-affirms Socialist anthem The Internationale for a contemporary audience. A hand-drawn, animated self-portrait of the artist performing to camera. The Invisibles attempts to highlight cultural mimesis and slippage between opposing dogma, including the solitary versus the many, and political branding in the hands of the digital dilettante.

Vive la Révolution!

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