Performance by Preema Nazia Andaleeb

July 3, 2023, Dwip Gallery, 1/1, Block D (g floor), Lalmatia, Dhaka


“I want to shock you with your SHOCKING PINK! I want to SHOCK you with mine aswell!

Going beyond the periphery of bleak and mundane, what is the potential of a moment if that is not SHOCKING?

I want to seek and grab your attention by evoking some shocking moments buried deep inside your mind and bring them alive, I want to melt and bind your individual and collective memories of that shocking pink and fuel the journey of my performance at Dwip, an art space that melts a diverse set of practices in one pot. 

I believe, Learning from each other can only make us diverse and that’s how we can shock the universe. The session will strive to broaden the foundations for creative future thinking through active collaboration between diverse fields and perspectives. A further aim of this SHOCKING gathering is to raise awareness regarding the powerful role that the arts play in accelerating sustainability, inclusivity and social transformability.

I want to germinate and cross pollinate the SHOCKING vibe of pink in-between us to initiate a process of osmosis of energies to imagine a future that is filled with possibilities that we have or haven’t dreamt of and see where the future takes us to.

Art is not only for me, Art is for everybody. Can’t you see how art can change the mind?”

— Preema Nazia Andaleeb