News/March 2020
Image courtesy of the artist

We’re excited to welcome Samra Mayanja as our artist in residence with us from March to April 2020.

Leeds based artist Samra is primarily concerned with script writing. How images and multiple histories unfold and can be imagined from scripts, that are found or created with others in collective learning spaces (like a workshop or reflective space). She reproduces fragments of thought that are muted by systemic violence. Her scripts experiment with the monologue form and use a multiplicity of perspectives or internal voices melded together as a wayward narrator.

During her residency at Blast Theory Samra will be developing a new chapter of her ongoing project entitled scripted for a wayward narrator. In this iteration she’ll be attempting to make bark cloth and a script that holds the relationship between bark cloth, cotton and Lancashire cotton mills. She will embark on various ‘expeditions’ around the UK in order to find, process and present the cloth.

Read about Samra’s work in full on her artist residency profile page.