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BERWICKWORLD

Seema Mattu / SEEMAWORLD Opened September 10th, 2021 View 3D Gallery
Poster image for BERWICKWORLD

Statement:

SEEMAWORLD is an immersive, multi-channel realm and streaming facility. It’s comprised of the mimicry of multiple amenities and services—which act as portals to a specific aspect of SEEMAWORLD. An interactive installation, it shows born-digital artefacts alongside digitised works of traditional media.

As a colony of SEEMAWORLD, BERWICKWORLD transports viewers firmly into the cinematics of the cinema and magnifies Fan Labour as behaviour, thought and form.

Performed through the artist's own cosplay, the world premiere of NO BLASPHEMIES (2021) sits inside the virtual theatre of BERWICKWORLD. This is a satirical music video, which foreshadows and alludes to Youterus - an unfolding high-fantasy, mixed-media narrative, which is framed against the system of caste.

Within SEEMAWORLD, NO BLASPHEMIES (2021) looks to Vidding as a framework and falls under Seema's interpretation and fascination with Fan Labour (reclaimed within SEEMAWORLD as: Fan Labia).

Using portals to travel between SEEMAWORLD and BERWICKWORLD, these virtualities open gateways into the future of viewership through gameified performance, world-built environments and floating space.

As part of BERWICKWORLD, viewers are also treated to the fanfictional stylings of writer and critic Zarina Muhammad - whose own contribution of Fan Labour is upheld by the characters, landscapes and customs existent inside the narratives of Youterus.

3D Environment Description:

BERWICKWORLD is segmented into two main spaces: the cinema foyer and the cinema itself.

You begin your quest outside a blue and pink door, and several more following it. You'll then come across stairs, which you climb to follow the path along the entrance of the BERWICKWORLD cinema foyer.

Once inside the foyer, you can explore Research & Development aspects of BERWICKWORLD, a promo trailer for Seema's 'in conversation' video with Zarina Muhammad, and an entrance which leads to the cinema via the top left-hand door of the space.

Travel through this door, and you'll be met with more stairs - which will lead you into the BERWICKWORLD cinema. Here, you will have the chance to watch NO BLASPHEMIES (2021) among other virtual viewers.

Once you turn around, the exit door is on the top-left hand side of the cinema. You'll then follow the same path you took to get to the foyer and initial doors upon entering the virtual realm.

Artworks in this room:

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021)

Performed through the artist's own cosplay, NO BLASPHEMIES (2021) is a satirical music video, which foreshadows and alludes to Youterus. This is an unfolding high-fantasy, mixed-media narrative, which is framed against the system of caste. Within SEEMAWORLD, this work looks to Vidding as a framework and falls under her interpretation and fascination with Fan Labour (reclaimed within SEEMAWORLD as: Fan Labia). Youterus is both the interactive map through which this narrative can be charted, and the planet alluded to within the narrative itself. Credits: Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

Watch the video via BFAMF:

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Zarina Muhammad

@thewhitepube

ZARINA MUHAMMAD (b.1994, London) is a writer and an art critic @ the white pube. She writes about exhibitions, institutions, food and other little bits in between. cancer sun/aries moon/sagittarius ascendant. 'intellectual charlatan', 'sociopathic pseudo-critic', leading proponent of 'The Philosophy of the Warm Tummy' & cowboy in the art world.

www.thewhitepube.com
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