Connect South Africa
Kamil Hassim is a transdisciplinary artist and musician. His work is often expressed through the mediums of instrument making, video, sculpture, digital art, sound, music and painting. His current projects explore how our relative cultural paradigms influence the ways in which we interface with the universe and the kinds of information that become activated through these perspectives. With this interest he is currently thinking through themes of Art, Science, Indigenous knowledge systems and their intersections.
Kamil Hassim is one of the recipients of Connect South Africa, with Swiss artist Ian Purnell. They will join a dual residency at CERN, and in the array of astronomy observatories across South Africa, at SAAO and SARAO. In his proposal, If Spacetime were a Canvas, he aims to create resonant instruments to draw connections between Indigenous South African cosmological sensibilities and fundamental research conducted at CERN, SAAO and SARAO.