My work centres on the theme of identity –lost and regained through leaving home. It explores the sense of belonging and the stages of adjustment to the new environment.
Longing for home, the one left and that doesn’t exist anymore is a childhood memory we can all relate to. This gives me a plethora of themes to develop in my artwork –past, present, future, roots, migration, displacement, identity, belonging, a sense of place, integration, assimilation, resettlement…
I present them in various formats; from moving image to fashion design, from written material to installation; from drama to photography. I particularly explore the use of mosaic, collage and material that creates stories coming in different shapes from the contributors. Drawing on imagery and the sound, I recall their memories of the place, age and circumstance and engage them in producing their own visions and stories.
People exist in the realm of spectacle as everyday subjects and we invite performative by our presence in spaces. How I make subjects/objects breathe with the life they get with the gaze of the audience is my practice enquiry. I use the contact with the public and participants to generate answers and devise a display that adequately transfers private into the public sphere. Something ordinary becomes spectacular when displayed in the right way and I hope to explore this further.