Throughout his ten year career, the filmmaker and artist Narvir Singh (Punjabi, b. 1989 London, UK) has collaborated with key figures from a range of creative disciplines, experimenting with the relationship between poetry, visual art, music and theatre.
It’s been 70 years since the Partition of Singh’s home Punjab, splitting a nation to create India and Pakistan. In this mixed-media exhibition, Singh envisages the protagonist, an immigrant from the Punjabi, and in particular Sikh, community in the 1970s, dealing with the daily struggles of life.
Set in Southall, an area many immigrants find sanctuary ever since the arrival of the Irish in the 1920s, this exhibition depicts the unobtainable dream of artistic freedom shared by diasporic communities. Drawing upon his family’s experiences, Singh is presenting the inter-generational impact of immigration and identity in the diaspora.
This exhibition uses a variety of mediums, including film, poetry, photography and visual art to convey a relevant, and also powerful image of the UK today.
A free exhibition at the BFI Southbank from the 11th - 17th August 2017