The Poppy Retake

Video art installation connecting World War I with colonial narratives, spirits from the dead and video war games.

Footprint Modulation

Art, interventions and conference exploring climate change, global justice and human displacement across five venues in Durham.

Chamada From Chico Mendes

Interactive Digital Carnival Installation inspired by environmental activism stories from across the world - including Chico Mendes.

Climate Justice, Science & Refugees

An award-winning project inolving academics, scientists, artists and refugees.

Rekindle

Interactive video installations across five touch-screens on permanent display at the Manchester Museum

digital art, documentary, film, creative media, social justice & cultural practice

Film Production & Documentary

Compelling film and video is at the heart of Metaceptive: documentaries, artists film and drama. Understanding the subject and story, driving a vibrant process within tight time and budget constraints.

Digital Art & Exhibition

Metaceptive innovates with digital media and interactivity in a variety of creative projects. Work by the director Kooj has been exhibited internationally and includes curation, gallery installation, hybrid methods and work with live performance.

Social engagement & education

With over 30 years of experience working in social and community contexts, Metaceptive can provide critical sensitivity in building worthwhile voices that articulate important contexts and issues.

Current and Recent Projects

"The Poppy Retake" - coercion into war, involving an African woman who finds herself caught between colonial narratives from WWI, spirits from the dead and video war games.

Recent Blog posts:

 

Video Preview for Manchester World War I’s Hidden Voices incl. The Poppy Retake

'The Poppy Retake' video art installation by Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan is the focus for a new short film about the ...
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The Gift Of India poem by Sarojini Naidu

At the exhibition launch of World War I's Hidden Voices (6th December - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER) the Manchester actress ...
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World War One’s Hidden Voices: documentary and art in two parallel exhibitions

India, Africa, the West Indies, colonialism and recruitment, impacts of war and our ongoing culture of war explored in two ...
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The Poppy Retake at MMU Hulme Community Learning Festival

The Community Learning Festival 25th-27th July 2017 at MMU Brooks Building (Birley Fields Campus) is set up to celebrate the ...
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Remembering Jaya Graves

A year ago today, a dear friend of mine died of cancer.  She was old but not that old and ...
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Strong responses to The Poppy Retake at Z-arts: WWI’s colonial impact, the game of war today

A new video art installation The Poppy Retake at Z-arts Centre launched on 18th April to a diverse and appreciative ...
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Video art and documentary exhibition connects wars, colonialism and games, focusing on World War I. Launches 18th April.

THE POPPY RETAKE is a new video art installation by Kooj Chuhan with an alternative take on World War I ...
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Tyneside Cinema Climate Migration weekend screens Footprint Modulation film

Tyneside cinema is to screen the 'Footprint Modulation' documentary followed by a showing of the feature film 'Climate Refugees' on ...
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Climate migration discussion incl Zita Holbourne, Richard Black + others

Video of panel presentations from 'Linking Climate Change with Migration' public event 7th March 2016 at Kings College, which began ...
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EVENT: Linking climate change with migration Film screening and panel discussion 7/3/16 London

Is the devastation of our climate forcing increased migration and is it projected to worsen in the future? A new ...
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