BOM Welcomes Jameela Khan
We’re delighted to announce that our Indonesian Residency, in collaboration with the British Council and LifePatch, has been awarded to Jameela Khan. Jameela is an artist and a Project Manager at Signal Film and Media and will be heading to Indonesia to begin her residency in late February.
Jameela’s educational background spans both science and the arts: a BSc in biochemistry, an MA in Games Design and Development, and a PhD in immunology & virology, focusing on the HPV life cycle, from the National Institute for Medical Research. Jameela has been developing her creative practice since 2013, mainly working through the medium of digital film production. Her works have included a montage film piece that explores female geography in the area where she lives, an advert for Paperchase, which won numerous awards, including two Kodak NAHEMI Awards, an interactive & non-linear story called ‘Red Flag’, and ‘3 Minutes to Midnight’, a VR experience created in collaboration with Cellar Door Productions.
Jameela hopes to use her time in Indonesia to explore the stories and aspirations of women in the local communities she will be visiting, producing an artwork which feels confessional and humorous and allowing female points of view to be explored. Reminiscing with her brothers as an adult, Jameela realized that her lived experiences growing up in her community in Burnley were very different to those of her brother’s. She thus wants to further develop her work around the gendering of space, with an artwork that celebrates the freedom to move and visit places as one chooses.
During her time in Indonesia, Jameela will also be running participatory discussions with Lifepatch, group walks, collective exercises in oral history and workshops in film making & interactive illustrations. She hopes the local communities with which she engages will continue to document their lived experiences and aspirations after her residency is finished.