DOWSER 3: JugalbandiJasleen Kaur and Alia Syed2020
DOWSER Issue 3 features artist-filmmakers Jasleen Kaur and Alia Syed’s “Jugalbandi.” A special tête-bêche double issue, two entwined texts respond to the shared experience of growing up Scottish and South Asian in Glasgow. Departing from each other’s moving image practice, they express the pain of desiring to find oneself in a culture whose colonial campaign has sought to flatten and petrify. Rhythm, lyric and voice are offered as tools for private resistance, for spell-breaking.
DOWSER, notes on artists moving image in Scotland is a series of newly commissioned essays, interview transcripts and archival materials which makes available, for the first time, a collated set of resources from which we might begin to plot a history of artists’ moving image in Scotland. Conceived as the necessary groundwork for a critically underreported field, this series hopes to share fragments, positions and testimonies that articulate the development of a now ubiquitous artform with a vivid and unique history in Scotland.
DOWSER is a non-profit project. Each chapbook is released as an open access online PDF and in a limited print edition. The sale of each print issue is inclusive of a minimum £2.00 donation to the Scottish Refugee Council.