Author Archives: Ash Sharma

Study group on Black Aesthetics with Denise Ferreira da Silva

Recently participated in this event with Denise Ferreira Da Silva at the ICA London.   Advertisements

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Supreme Fiction

Remembering Mum – She would have been 84 on 28 Aug. Supreme Fiction, a poem I wrote at the time of her passing. ‘For each time, and each time singularly, each time irreplaceably, each time infinitely, death is nothing less … Continue reading

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After (Post)colonial Tragedy – The Aesthetics of Eco-Planetary Futurity

Below is the abstract of a paper I will be giving at the ‘Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2018’ conference in Shanghai next week. I’ve been interested in ecological and environmental issues for a long time. In the 1980s I thought … Continue reading

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Living the Dream

In memory of Ved Parkash Sharma (1927 – 1996)   The Ganga rushing through the land Sheets of rain cutting the oppressive humidity, Orange men scavenging for souls. Tears flowing Ashes in hand.   Dad was an Albion man, Home … Continue reading

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Dis-Orienting Rhythms: The Politics of the New Asian Dance Music

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Beholder Halfway #12 – Black Study Group: Notes on Music and Money

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Creating Interference

I’m involved in organising this event co-ordinated by Roshini Kempadoo at the University of Westminster. See for a full programme. Creating Interference: making art, developing methods, re-imagining histories/memories Monday 18th June, Tuesday 19th June, Regent Street Cinema and Regent … Continue reading

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Alien Time

Speaking at this symposium. My talk entitled ‘sonic black holes/fugitive spacetime/(im)possible mourning.

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Reclaiming the University

A short note i wrote on fb: This is an interesting initiative challenging the neoliberal university from within the Univ of Aberdeen. For those of us interested in a future for UEL perhaps we need to put together our … Continue reading

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Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference 2017

I am attending the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The abstract of the paper i’m presenting at the conference: In the ruins of an Asian futurity: Contemporary transnational Indian art, temporality, and (post)colonial history after globalization … Continue reading

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