Artist in Residence Arjuna Neuman presents For Lula, Mississippi
For Lula, Mississippi by Sonic Acts artist in residence Arjuna Neuman is a two-part radio show and audio companion to a forthcoming book. The research unearths the ecological unconscious of Black music; by following early blues back to Choctaw music and culture, and forward through dub, drill and flute-trap, a certain buried history is uncovered. For Lula, Mississippi was produced as part of the Sonic Acts residency programme Overexposed. Following a live audio broadcast on NTS Radio, the first part is now available to listen to online alongside an accompanying essay by Arjuna. Read and listen here Arjuna Neuman is an artist, writer, and filmmaker based in London. He works with the essay form with a multi-perspectival and experimental approach in which he explores the economic, social and ideological systems that shape our lived experiences. Selected projects include collaborations with Denise Ferreira da Silva on films and installations Serpent Rain (2016) and 4 Waters-Deep Implicancy (2019). His works have been shown at major biennials and exhibitions such as Berlin Biennial 10, Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel, Sharjah Biennial, Bergen Assembly, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, etc. He also grows tomatoes and chillies in his studio.