I make films and performances using writing, sound, costume and movement as narrative devices. Fiction is an integral part of my work, weaving imaginary and extraordinary elements into a narrative that is otherwise rooted in the everyday. I borrow from Eastern thought and folklore traditions to navigate themes such as post-colonial identity and memory (individual and collective); how the personal/familial past and present are embedded in the complex relations with the wider socio-politico-historical contexts. Apart from having affecting qualities, I’d like my work to open a space for questions and reflections on our relationship with the world at large.
Recently, my research interests have brought me to the wonderful worlds of Islamic mysticism and traditions, perennial philosophy and the work of James Hillman. I am increasingly interested in the unseen, unknowable and ineffable.