Crossing Continents with Archival Fever at 360 Degree
Artist Talk with Léuli Eshrāghi
In this lecture Léuli Eshrāghi will share recent projects that have benefited from epistemic cross-cultural sampling and encounter. Léuli Eshrāghi, born in Yuwi Country of Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese ancestry, and working in Sāmoa, Australia and Canada, works across forms. He intervenes in display territories to centreglobal indigenous and Asian diasporic visuality, sensual and spoken languages, and ceremonial-political practices.
Léuli Eshrāghi (Sāmoan, Persian, Cantonese) is a visual artist, writer, curator and researcher, who works between Australia and Canada. Ia/He intervenes in display territories to centre indigenous kin constellations, sensual and spoken languages, and ceremonial-political practices. Through performance, moving image, writing and installation, ia/he engages with indigenous futurities as haunted by ongoing militourist and missionary violences that once erased fa'afafine-fa'atama people from kinship and knowledge structures. Eshrāghi has lectured at gatherings Creative Time, Hawai'i Contemporary Art Summit, HI (US), Experimenter Curators' Hub (IN), March Meeting (AE), Dhaka Art Summit, Pacific Arts Association, and Asia Pacific Triennial, as well as at universities in San Juan, Melbourne, Yogyakarta, Montreal, Honolulu, Auckland and Victoria. Ia/He contributes to growing international critical practice across the Great Ocean and North America through residencies, exhibitions, publications, teaching and rights advocacy.
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