IN TRANSIT, TURBULENCE, AS AN OUTBREAK AND BROADCASTED
Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan
Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan works within the mediums of scripted text, performance and audio. Her practice is stimulated by her writings on materialising the positive aspects of a parasite, in favour of catalysing social change; similarly in the style of the Frankfurt School. Mumtaz Hasan’s colour pallet is recognisably a very close selection of browns, oranges, aubergines and yellows. Working against the pejorative perception of parasite-host relationships, she coined the term Socio-Parasitology. Her focus is on the interruptive stage and the first act of contact made between a parasite and host coupling; as an activity which releases a productive change. She explores the interruption through flame-retardant materials and temperature, paralleling human behaviour through sculptural forms that incarnate gesture and performativity.