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Sulaïman Majali

This week I went to meet Sulaïman Majali. Sulaïman is an artist based in Glasgow who recently presented a video installation with the V&A Lates program in London. We decided to begin by talking about rocks and the interest and importance of them to Sulaïman’s practice. Rocks feature frequently in his work; as body, as weapon and as physical history.

From there Sulaïman guides me through the influence of Arabic poetry, the politics of the artefact within institutional space and digital space and the utopic/dystopic duality of CGI. These ideas lead us into a discussion on the quantum nature of diasporas and the resistive potential of speculative practices and unanswered questions.

About Studio Lunches

Studio Lunches is an autonomous podcast project, supported by CCA. Its goal is to open up artists’ practices within Glasgow through conversation, exploring the diverse, obscure and intriguing interests that reside at the heart of this. The artists may be Glasgow-based or have exhibited within Glasgow at some point, influencing or being influenced by the community they find themselves in.

Studio Lunches is not intended to offer a singular vision on creative activity within the city, instead its aim is to celebrate the wide (and occasionally conflicting) variety of creative practices that continually re-shape, progress and challenge the artistic community here.