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Shamica Ruddock

Shamica Ruddock is an interdisciplinary research based artist working often between sound, text and moving image. Their current practice acknowledges the ways in which black diasporas are engaged and explored through sound, where sound becomes a form of narrativising often with its own unified system of signifiers. Shamica & Synthia co-exist. Synthia is a sonic fiction responding to maroon histories, sound culture, the theory and practice of Black Quantum Futurism, and speculative world building as seen in the work of Octavia Butler and the myth of Drexciya. Tape inserts and liner notes form a process of mapping research.


Other themes of interest include hauntology, Africa centred space-time cosmologies and black technopoetics. Recently awarded a Jerwood Arts Bursary Shamica has also begun researching Afro-Caribbean puppetry and oral folk storytelling traditions. They are a member of Black Obsidian Sound System, Narration Group and Synaptic Island; and have recently completed residencies with CRATE Margate in collaboration with Durham Gallery Ontario, and Languid Hands in collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives. Shamica is also a New Contemporaries 2020 selected artist.


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