Umami #5: Atong Atem remixes Mez Breeze

Umami is a very special collaborative remix project between The Lifted Brow and Cordite Poetry Review. Original pieces of poetry and flash fiction were selected by Cordite guest editor Luke Davies, before The Lifted Brow assigned some of our favourite creative minds — visual artists, writers, musicians, architects, programmers, designers and technicians — to remix these originals and produce fourteen new works. Each weekday over three weeks we’re publishing a new one of these extraordinary responses on our Umami site.

Today we feature visual artist Atong Atem’s remix of a poem by Mez Breeze.


Atong Atem is a South Sudanese visual artist and writer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her work explores ‘Third Culture Kid’ narratives, postcolonial practices in the diaspora and her own identity and experience. She is committed to questioning and engaging with contemporary art, literature and academia through various mediums including painting, film, poetry and photography. Atong’s work can be viewed on her blog, and her instagram.