Shamica Ruddock is an artist-researcher often found working between sound and moving image. Through sound Shamica considers the ways Black diasporas are engaged and presented. Shamica has been particularly interested in how black technosonic production functions as a form of speculation, narrativising and space-making. Through film Shamica explores Afro-Caribbean puppetry, masquerade, and oral folk storytelling traditions. Black temporalities, dispossession and fugitivity are equally important departure points.
Previous screenings include Abandon Normal Devices (2021), Bertha DocHouse (2022) not/nowhere (2023); Solo shows Treasure Hill Artist Village (2019) and South London Gallery (2022). Shamica shares an ongoing project with Glasgow-based artist Hannan Jones. Performances include Counterflows (2022), Archive Books (2023) and Cafe OTO alongside Pat Thomas (2023). Shamica was a 2020 Open School East Associate Artist.
Shamica was awarded the Jerwood New Work Fund in 2023.