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Sudden Beams 2: Extraction

Sudden Beams 2: Extraction illuminates the speculative world of Asian futurism. From the billowing dust of the Aral Sea to the emerging eco-horrors of Northeastern India, Extraction proposes fresh visions of humanity and ecology through Asian-inspired science fiction and mythology. 

Via an audio-visual experience, we travel through time, space and memory. Sudden Beams 2: Extraction is a spiritual odyssey that explores fantasies of the future, religion and South Asian art, through artists’ film, sound and browser-based game. 


  • Our Lady of I Can Be Anything You Want Me To, Afrah Shafiq, 2020, 3:20 mins 

  • Passage, Mani Kambo, 2021, 1:44 mins

  • Aralkum, Daniel Asadi Faezi & Mila Zhluktenko, 2022, 13:40 mins 

  • Echo/ Caress, Fileona Dkhar, 2021, 8:32 mins

  • The place where you want to go is nowhere, Anum Awan & Beast Nest, 2022, 5:52 mins

  • Your utopia is here, Bishwadhan Rai, 2018, 4:42 mins

  • Nehirden Denize II, River to Sea, Subash Thebe Limbu, 2017, 7:36 mins

  • NEO GEODESIA — Venomesis, Saphy Vong, 2021, 2:28 mins

  • Earth Friction, Chooc Ly Tan, 2022, 30:26 mins (online)

  • Safarname, Saraab (Shahana Rajani & Omer Wasim), 2020, 23:20 mins (online)

Venue dates and details:

Fabrica Gallery, Brighton 
Date: 9 Feb 23
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Price: £3
Address: 40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG
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Pavilion and Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds 
Date: 24 Feb 23
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Price: Pay what you have to support the venue
Address: 42 New Briggate Leeds, LS1 6NU UK
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Royal College of Art, London
Date: 28 Mar 23
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Price: FREE
Address: Gorvy Lecture Theatre, RCA Dyson Building, Riverside, 1 Hester Rd, London SW11 4AN
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Sudden Beams 2: Extraction is curated by Moritz Cheung for Sudden Beams and Platform Asia. Supported by Arts Council England. 



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