Freya Tewelde

Boxing Series II: A figure in a morph-suit and wearing boxing gear, boxing an invisible–self or other as we all being hurt by this invisible force especially 2020…and how the narrative falls short of clarity but lands more interesting on distortion. The blue background and having a waiting or holding sound (instrumental) sources from Eritrean jazz of the 60’s (a way of retracing my roots).This unique sounds explore a distinct cultural transition of images from the past in Eritrean terms as well as offering a reminder of our global world with all its current media absorption.

Lost for Territory is a looping video installation with sound (hymns) which explores a 48 seconds vision in the future. It is a reflective study on present–day territories which navigate and equally roll through our everyday diasporic experiences. Partly reaching out to find connection, Lost for Territory is about a brokenness of being, of historical information, BIPOC, human dispossession, technological violence and precarious ecological circumstances.

What is your practice?

I am a multidisciplinary artist that uses distortion, repetition and absurdity to create a (non)narrative.

What drew you to this artform?

Life, my children, justice and inequality

Who is your art hero?

I try not to look at art heroes in history given the world pandemic 

As restrictions are lifting where will you be heading to first in Margate?

First go and see my work in the space. Then go to the seaside, I have always been fascinated by the horizon line specially on this time of the year. 

Tell us a bit about this place

Its peaceful taking a stroll with oneself or company

What do you see the artist’s role being in the overall effort to dismantle systemic racism?

To work beyond the colonising of the decolonising curriculum as my tutor Dr Stephen Wilson taught me at Chelsea.