Mani Kambo Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Mani Kambo is an artist working in Newcastle Upon Tyne her work is predominately moving image based. Focusing on objects, routines and rituals distilled both from the everyday. Kambo has screened and exhibited work in Newcastle, London, Plymouth and Berlin.
It is said that energy cannot be destroyed but is conserved and transferred from one place to another, continuously transforming and redesigning itself. Within the cyclical nature of life the body is a shell to hold us together in this balancing game of life and death.
My practice is predominately moving image based with sculptural and performative aspects. I focus on objects, routines and rituals distilled both from the everyday and mythology. I explore the use of obsolete technologies as relics from the past, making the viewer question the possibilities beyond ones immediate self.
My work is an investigation of the inner spirit where I draw on my own personal totemic symbols. I am influenced by my upbringing in a household filled with superstition, prayer and religious ceremony.