How not to Gash through a space
I am an Indian artist living and working in south of Scotland. My practice is informed by experiences of conflicts and unresolved tensions in human society. Growing up in India social and political conflicts are never too far. Growing up as a female, the female body itself becomes a ground of conflict. It was natural for me to seed my practice through the very core of my being- using my body. The body as a metaphor for the earth, the nation or even a collective cultural memory. As I traveled and settled away from my birth grounds my concerns concentrated on the issues of challenging climates, migration, identity and faith.
I grew up in a community without literacy. The vast majority of the population in my neighborhood gained their religious and philosophical perspective from Katha culture, an oral storytelling tradition. It is through my interest in theater and literature of India and that of Europe that I arrive at a kind of traction to develop, and in time penetrate my most pressing concerns into a body of visual imagery transforming into an immersive experience. These experiences are delivered through interactive projects involving sound, moving images, text, objects, drawing-paintings and live actions. My objective is to tell a story in any medium that will oblige.