How not to Gash through a space
I am an Indian born visual artist living and working in south of England. I have been creating interactive projects involving sound elements, moving images, text rituals, drawing, paintings and live Performances. I direct my practice towards studying methods in which human consciousness is harnessed. This may be a cultural, political or spiritual consciousness. It may also be a very crude, animal-like awareness of being a predator and pray at the same time.
My practice is informed by experiences of conflicts and unresolved tensions in my immediate surroundings. Individual and collective anxieties caused by social Inequalities and fractured political system are the main driving elements that guides my work, but it is through my interest in theatre and literature that I achieve a kind of traction to develop and penetrate my most pressing concerns into a body of visual imagery and experience.My objective is to tell a story in any medium that will oblige.
I was raised in an environment where rituals were part of daily life, where science is the ghost of light, and a cloak is a space full of riddle rhymes. My installations and performances embody some of my experiences of growing up as a woman in a highly segregated, patriarchal , and religiously tensed India.
I take an approach of that of a shaman with an algebra tied around her waist. I am interested in isolated bubbles of thoughts, empty jars, frail buildings, threads, needles, echoes, murky corners, forests, boxes, nights, scents, distances and mourners, mourners who mourn on a stranger's grave.