The Impossibility of Leaving, Imaad Majeed
Photo credit: Sandev Handy
Imaad Majeed is a multidisciplinary artist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They are one part of the artist collective The Packet and VJ/DJ of Packet Radio (SUPR FM). They are Director and Curator of the trilingual performance platform KACHA KACHA. They are Project Coordinator and Co-Curator of Thattu Pattu, a platform for music from the fringes of Sri Lanka. They enjoy making playlists, and writing about musicians from Sri Lanka. Imaad Majeed is currently on a research trip to Switzerland. They are also on residency at Kaserne Basel.
“What I look forward to most is the opportunity to peruse the archives that exist within the region and in Basel,” says Imaad. “I am looking for material that pertains to South Asia, Sri Lanka and its diaspora. I am hoping to meet other artists and curators in the region, to learn about their practices and share from my own experiences as an artist and curator from Sri Lanka. I hope to also meet Sri Lankan diaspora settled in the region, and look forward to perusing through their archives. My residency showing will take place within the BuchBasel literature festival, where I will be speaking about how I use archives in my work.”