Lost for Territory: Freya Tewelde

The video deals with issues around water, flooding and the resistance of marginalised communities. It reflects on the precarious ecological circumstances and acts of resistance of communities from another continent across the ocean.


What is your practice?

I am a multidisciplinary artist that uses distortion, repetition and absurdity to create a (non)narrative.

What drew you to this artform?

Life, my children, justice and inequality

Who is your art hero?

I try not to look at art heroes in history given the world pandemic 

As restrictions are lifting where will you be heading to first in Margate?

First go and see my work in the space. Then go to the seaside, I have always been fascinated by the horizon line specially on this time of the year. 

Tell us a bit about this place

Its peaceful taking a stroll with oneself or company

What do you see the artist’s role being in the overall effort to dismantle systemic racism?

To work beyond the colonising of the decolonising curriculum as my tutor Dr Stephen Wilson taught me at Chelsea.