2015: Documents

Expanded documentation and lecture performances are activities that give me space to investigate unfamiliar situations and materials. Born into a traditional Indian-Islamic heritage, access to this cultural knowledge had a kind of nondisclosure agreement, obscured by language and geography. In many ways my identity as an artist formed from collecting evidence and knowledge, bits and pieces of modified spaces of dwelling, faith, and loss. The act of research gives me a sense of access and helps me expose inventions of self under pre-programmed, inherent mechanisms through which we react and respond to various powers of control and violence.