Chizu Anucha (aka chizu nnamdi) b. 1995, Scotland
musician and filmmaker (he/him)
based in Glasgow, UK
Chimzuruoke (Chizu) Anucha is a Scottish afrodiasporic artist of Igbo Nigerian heritage, currently based in Glasgow and working across sound and moving image. His practice is multi-disciplinary and collaborative, meeting at the intersection of music composition, moving image, installation and performance.
His moving image practice is research-based: centring the politics of cultural representation onscreen and the romanticisation of everyday practices through poetic and reflexive styles of documentary filmmaking. He experiments with the formation of historical and fictional narratives, often by recontextualising archived moving images as a means to explore the onscreen depiction of marginalised cultural identities.
While navigating Afrodiasporic trauma through mantras, affirmations and fragmented methods of self-preservation, his work holds a hyperreal perspective on largely mundane experiences. Often exploring the subjectivity in perceiving space and time, his films meander in an interplay between the picturesque and the uncanny.