Sixth issue of KPS | Yorgos Petrou & Nabihah Iqbal
The sixth issue of KPS is by Yorgos Petrou & Nabihah Iqbal.
Yorgos Petrou is a London based Cypriot British artist. He works with photography, sculpture, moving image and performance. Recent exhibitions include: I take of places, Kupfer Project Space, London, (This) precious stone set in the silver sea, Copperfield London, UK (both 2020); Occupy and Echo (a stage), Reading Room, Melbourne, Australia (2019); A Real Job is to Make Something, AIR, London, A Million Love Songs, Korai Project Space, Cyprus (both 2018). In 2019, his piece Unfamiliar was performed at the Barbican Centre, Arcola Theatre, and Battersea Arts Centre, London. Nabihah Iqbal is a musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster from London. Her debut album, ‘Weighing of the Heart’, was released via Ninja Tune in December 2017 and has since garnered huge critical acclaim from the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork, Dazed, The Observer, Q Magazine, BBC Radio 1 and 6Music. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Somerset House, where she is writing and recording her second album. Aside from working on her own music, Nabihah has hosted a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio for over 7 years now, exploring musical traditions and cultures without boundaries. Nabihah also presents shows on BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1.
Just before the lockdown earlier year, Nabihah had to take an emergency trip out to Pakistan to visit her grandad who became seriously ill. She planned to be out there for 2 weeks but a strict lockdown stopped all transport in and out of the country, and she ended up being there for 2 months before she could get home to London. Whilst there, Nabihah created a series of videos via Instagram called 'Lockdown Herbalist', in which she used her time in lockdown in Pakistan to learn about plants and herbal remedies from her grandparents.