the travellers’ tree
The travellers’ tree video work takes the audience through a table conversation happening between two business partners. The main narrator entertains his guests with stories of various cultural practices. The practices are mainly revolved around the treatment of woman, these are met with loud approving laughter from his male guests. The only female in the room, is the artist herself, she is used to reference and aid the telling of the story.
The work soothes the audience’s eyes with the gentle flopping of the travellers’ palm in the wind, in an attempt to aid the acceptance of other cultural traditions despite one’s personal values. The juxtaposition of the tree and the conversation helps navigate the sexism taking place around the dinner table, despite cultures being discussed there is a strong sense that the woman is inferred as property of the man, inferior, inadequate and always available for men. Towards the end of the video, the topic moves back to business, and other forms of maltreatment, are discussed, these are met with less laughter and approval, but nonetheless dismissed with the same indifference.
2018, 24 minute audio track, Scaffold Gallery, there’s no such thing as boredom www.scaffoldgallery.com
nested sequence 2017, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
My mind incessantly questions the validity of things, the motives and the meaning of both actions and thoughts, without ever managing to reach a conclusion. In today’s world people are attempting every day to gain acknowledgements of their existence, through billions of daily uploaded data of segments of people’s life. Nested sequence, is a looped video of human extremities finding new interlocking gestures, exploring concepts such as confusion, development and understanding and It asks, of whom and of what can I say, I know that? With the idea that knowledge begins and ends only within those things that can be touched and is lost when there is any attempt to define them. For this reason, there needs to be allowance made for those who, without concluding, continue questioning.
the labour of our body and the work of our hands, 2017 Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
the message has already ceased to exist 2017, AIVAF 2019, Shilpokola, Bangladesh National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh