Seema Mattu is a fluid Valmiki artist whose practice is framed as a theme park, known as SEEMAWORLD.
Through mimicry of the rides, facilities and/or services we can expect from a typical theme park, Seema uses mixed-media world-building to create vessels or portals to transport and give viewers access to the realms she constructs.
Much of Seema’s Moving Image work has been an act of penetration between the physical body and digital lens, where there is always an underlying current of satirical seriousness lurking.
Stemming from this, Seema is also highly invested in exploring: Vidding, Fan Labour and Meta-Marketing - which she describes as "humouring the idea of self-marketing as currency, by self-marketing."
Through depictions of simple rituals of the human experience, Seema explores themes of consent, representation and fluidity with a hope to dismantle the complications that surround them - in conjunction with her usual championing of LGBT+, non-specific and othered people through performative mixed-media.
based in: Birmingham/London, UK
**but flu~id and ~Pending**
2016 BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London
2013 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London
2020 Dykeumentary TV (Episode 18: Avatars, Alteregos, Power and Superpowers, PhillyCam [online, USA]
2019 CineDiaspora presents: Celluloids of Desire [New York, USA]
2019 The Range, Eastside Projects [Birmingham, UK]
2018 lgbt+F: planet 2028, TOMBOY, LUX [London, UK]
2018 Perverse Pleasures [Rhode Island, USA]
2018 OUTing The Past: Conference [Liverpool, UK]
2018 Desi Lesbians: Where Are You?, Gaysians, London, UK
2018 Pla(t)form 18, Fotomuseum [Winterthur, Zurich]
2017 Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes, SQIFF [Glasgow, Scotland]
2017 Brixton Reel: Too Desi Too Queer, School of Oriental and African Studies [London, UK]
2017 Soon: South Asian Evocations and Becomings, Chinatown Soup [New York, USA]
2017 Zayn Malik Zindabad 3.0, The White Pube, LCB Depot [Leicester, UK]
2017 Zayn Malik Zindabad 2.0, The White Pube, Institute of Contemporary Arts [London, UK]
2016 Zayn Malik Zindabad, The White Pube, Lewisham Arthouse [London, UK]
2016 *Restrictions Apply, Westpoint Studios [London, UK]
2016 Practice as Self Care : Live Talk & Reading, Cera Project [London, UK]
2016 Concrete Burns, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London [London, UK]
2016 Hand Maid, Sweet Arts, Hoxton Arches [London, UK]