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.
Many of Seema's Moving Image works have shown an act of penetration between the physical body and digital lens - with an underlying current of satirical seriousness forever lurking.
Stemming from this, Seema is also exploring performativity through: Vidding, Fan Labour, Cosplay and Meta-Marketing - which she describes as "humouring the idea of self-marketing as currency, by marketing the self.”
As a performer for and by herself, she also seeks to perform in joy - as an act of protest whilst tackling various themes of oppression within her work. Viewers may witness this through bursts of dance, laughter, music and personal/archival footage.
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 LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered people through performative mixed-media.
based in: birmingham/london, UK
**but flu~id and ~Pending**