Arjuna Neuman presents two-part radio show For Lula, Mississippi
For Lula, Mississippi by Sonic Acts resident artist 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. Produced as part of the Sonic Acts residency Overexposed (2021) and part of Re-Imagine Europe. → First broadcast on Dublab and NTS Radio, the essay and audio companion for For Lula, Mississippi can now be listened to and read online 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.