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ಇರುವು Iruvu (Presence) is a four-channel video by Vishal Kumaraswamy examining the hyperreal viability of the subaltern body, within broader themes of Caste and Race. 

You can watch the four-act moving image work here.

Site Salons is a space for open conversations between artists, thinkers and audiences. Hosted by artists and guests, these discussion groups pose questions around artistic practice and navigating our new normal. Places are very limited to ensure the opportunity for everyone in the event to have space to contribute to the discussion, so please consider this when booking.

The event will take place on Zoom. You will receive information on how to access the zoom call after booking. 


tyroneisaacstuart is an East London born & based interdisciplinary artist. He works with dance, music and theology as materials for digital and live spaces. His works often draw on his training as a Jazz musician and Street/Contemporary dancer to make conceptual works focused on positively contributing to the imagination of Black British Caribbean Artistry.

Vishal Kumaraswamy is Bangalore, India based artist & curator working across text, film, sound, performance & computational arts. His works draw from his own Subaltern Caste lineage & investigates a range of critical concerns around Caste, Race & Technology. He often employs emergent & experimental technologies to create media-based works across both physical & hybrid formats. Vishal has an MA in Photography from Central Saint Martins, London & his works have been shown at The Venice Biennale’s Research Pavilion, Athens Digital Arts Festival, CCS Bard College, Vector Festival, The Royal College of Art, Furtherfield and SITE Gallery Sheffield. Some of his works are distributed by VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver & Vishal has previously been an artist in residence with the US Consulate General Mumbai, Contemporary Calgary in Alberta, SAVAC Toronto, Vital Capacities videoclub UK & Onassis AiR. He is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Transmitter Delhi X Darwin Grant, the Warehouse421 Artistic Research Grant and is a 2022-2024 Research Associate at the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry.

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