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Film still: Nina Mangalanayagam

Nina Mangalanayagam: Balancing Act


Across two screens, a pair of female feet walked the coloured lines marked out on the floor of a sports hall, tracing the boundaries of the basketball or badminton courts. Shot from a low angle the viewer was never allowed to see any other part of the artist, dislocating her from the scene.

Taking inspiration from historical mapping and the origins of sports rules, Nina questioned what it means to be in between, to cross physical and mental borders. The accompanying sound and text in Ninaís film hinted at her migratory history with echoes of national anthems and personal anecdotes from a life lived in between cultures and countries, playing on our understanding of belonging.

Balancing Act was a disorientating experience, questioning the rigidity and arbitrariness of systems we take for granted, the maps and borders, how these may be negotiated and how we might fall between.

Nina Mangalanayagam is a Swedish photographic artist based in London. She has a Masterís degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art and is currently doing a PhD by practice at University of Westminster. 

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