FILM





‘I’m Thinking Of A Place Where We Could Meet’ (2024) — Exhibition Visualiser
Experiential Visual Installation — Commissioned by AZUCAR Creative Space
My recent interactive installation piece titled, ‘I’m Thinking Of A Place Where We Could Meet,’ in partnership with AZUCAR Creative Space pays homage to an intimate yet poigniant portrayl of personal growth and celebrates the art of self-mediated documentation. This piece converges my past and present, delving into my experiences with body, sexuality, erotica, relationships, and religion, inviting viewers into an intimate exploration of human existence.

Through a curated collection of diverse artefacts and narratives, including archival material, photography, and video work, attendees embarked on a journey of introspection, witnessing the intricate landscape of my lived experiences. My hope was to offer a sanctuary where shared vulnerabilities and courageous self-expression intertwine, allowing you to foster connection and empathy with the person in front of you.

This reflexive piece was broken down into three self-mediated docu-diaries below as titled, ‘Moments in Stillness’, ‘I Pray on Bended Knees’ & ‘Oceans Apart’.





11 mins (3 Screens)

Archival
VHS
Super 8
Sound



‘Moments in Stillness’ (2024) — VHS, Sound 

‘Oceans Apart’ (2024) — VHS, Super 8, Sound

‘I Pray on Bended Knees’ (2024) — VHS, Sound


During my time at university, I has adopted on producing a series of self-reflexive video diaries unconciously as a way to cope with navigating out of co-dependency from a formative relationship through my teen years.

The diaries themselves are an accumulation of voice messages, voicemails, reading out journal entries, contemplating indifference, creating art, being in a rut, grieving love, friendships etc.

Collectively, they served as a time capsule in my life where I turned the camera back on myself again and gave myself grace for navigating shame over how I was grieving. This conceptually was then realised as an experiential video installation filled with said journals, video work, archival material spanning throughout the 10 months I had spent being in indifference.

For the installation, a total of seven diaries where in display as listed below:

1. Last Summer In August
2. Turbulence
3. Short Window Of Courage
4. I Think I Might Have Been Going About Things The Wrong Way This Whole Time
5. Good Riddance
6. Flip Side Of The Fold
7.  Grieve With Me

35 mins
Archival Footage
Super 8
VHS
Sound


‘i think i might have been going about things the wrong way this whole time’ (2023) — Exhibition Visualiser
Experiential Visual Installation / Graduate Work


https://vimeo.com/753419626?share=copy

‘In Stillness, Love Evades / We Move Lightly’ (2022) — Documentary Short
A personal essay documentary centering on overcoming heartbreak amidst the COVID-19 lockdown and dealing with it all alone in stillness.

Director/Writer: Hamza Ashraf
DOP: Hamza Ashraf
1st Cam Assist: Jada Sanyaolu
2nd Cam Assist: Marcelo Amendolara Nolan
Gaffer: Jada Sanyaolu

Editor/Colourist: Hamza Ashraf
Film Labs: Gauge Film & Take It Easy Film Lab

9 mins
Super 8
Archival
Digital




Innovative documentary filmmaker, image-maker and curator with a design background crafting immersive digital and physical experiences. Specialises in installations, print, and visual art that invites audiences to immerse themselves in evocative and emotive artistry.

Based in Leeds & London.

Innovative documentary filmmaker, image-maker and curator with a design background crafting immersive digital and physical experiences. Specialises in installations, print, and visual art that invites audiences to immerse themselves in evocative and emotive artistry.

Based in Leeds & London