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Video, Writing, Installation, and Sound

Selected Exhibitions/ Projects

Multicultural Dread, 2015
In Our Sites, 2013
Concord Collective, 2011 – 2014

Arjuna’s work starts with research. Each project examines the connections between subjects and across ideas, sometimes spanning great distances. His work describe reality in a way that belongs loosely to the documentary tradition in this age of the hyper-networked. It also has looked at the interplay between performance, theatre and social documentary – where a hybrid form of the three allows for a more plastic play with narratives and histories. This often means that the audience is invited to participate in the making of the “document”

In 2015, he completed a residency at Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, that culminated in Multi-Cultural Dread, a discursive rave and UV/text installation, where the “syncopated rhythm of Jungle produces a musical safe space (slippage) for collective abreaction—a space deliberately sealed up by traditional racial or musical harmony”.

Arjuna Neuman received his Master of Fine Art (2009-20011) from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, California and a Post Graduate-Certificate in Photography and Media (2007-2008) University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins College, London. He is also Staff Writer at Art Voices, LA Canvas, Art Fetch, LA Art Resources.

Arjuna Neuman, with Brack and the Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA), hosted a conversation circle for “Multicultural Dread”, a collaborative event and interactive sonic experience at the Art After Dark party at Gillman Barracks.