BemBem is an artist, translator, and writer. Her current exploration is life and land in the ruins of militarisation and capitalism. She works with a number of media and performance disciplines, hoping to find completely unexpected encounters that can shift and deepen her practice.
As an artist-in-residence at Zentralwerk Dresden, supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, she will begin work on her new multimedia project titled Yang-Huk-Uun: Confabulations. It uses the Meetei Mayek alphabet-to-body writing system to investigate the body languages and movements lost/transformed/polluted in social, cultural and political assimilation. Meetei Mayek is the indigenous script of the Meetei people of the south eastern Himalayan state of Manipur in the heavily militarised Indo-Myanmar frontier region. BemBem is from the Luwang clan of the Meetei people.