Sudden Beams 2: Extraction

Feb - Apr 23 • Touring and online exhibition

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Still from Venomesis [Chinabot], Saphy Vong, 2021.

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.

The programme is part of Sudden Beams, which supports and promotes South Asian artists working with sound and digital media in the UK and internationally. Curated and produced by Platform Asia. 


  • 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)
  • Safarnama, 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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Near Now, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Address: 14-18 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AL

More touring venues TBC.

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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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