I am delighted to be selected as part of the 2022/23 FLAMIN FELLOWSHIP along side five other artists / filmmakers.
I will be working on the film project titled provisionally 'Atomic pasts, entangled presents' which investigates the impact of ancestors on our present realities through looking at ancestral worship and family constellation therapy. I am also interested in the role science play in understanding our relationships with the pasts and presents.
Please click here for my profile on the FLAMIN website.
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.