Seema Mattu is a gender-expansive Valmiki trickster, whose practice is framed as a theme park – known as SEEMAWORLD. 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, with narratives along themes of: systems of caste, queer sorcery, fan labour and gender taxonomy.
Projects and exhibitions include work with: Eastside Projects, CCA Glasgow, Fotomuseum (Zürich, CH), Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), LUX, Berwick Film and Media Festival, IKON gallery, New Art City and QUAD. She recently participated in Film London’s FLAMIN Fellowship (2021-2022) and was a recipient of New Midland Group’s Research and Development Bursary (2021-2022). Currently, she is completing a residency with Wysing Arts Centre (2022-2023) and, as of December 2021, is a QUAD International Digital Fellow (2021-2022).
Seema Mattu is collaborating on the Worldbuilding and Wellbeing project.