I seek to explore the body as object – as a tool for making, and as a tool for the experience of the object. I am interested in the dissolution of the boundary between maker and object and object and viewer/user
The status of an object is vulnerable. It changes with its environment and with human interaction. It can be sacrosanct or everyday. The status of the human body is vulnerable as well. It changes with its environment and constant negotiation with the objects around it.
Autoethnography through objects
Objects and relationships
Objects and time
Objects and expectations
Objects and memories
Objects and fiction
Objects and mythology
Objects and self
My attempt is to make objects of intrigue that are activated through physical interaction.
The process is instinctive, corporeal. I am interested in the way my touch translates into form – how and why. I study the exchange of information between my body and the clay. Personal memories, and experiences – the intangible knowledge of the body determine the outcome. The resultant objects are fictional souvenirs of actual encounters.
I dream of an afterlife for my work. For it to be touched, played with, moved, worn, and held. Be a catalyst for emotions. And a trigger for broader issues of value, autonomy, control and responsibility. Where does the body stop and object begin? How and how much does one control the other?
Medium: Ceramics and Photographs
Photography: Baneen Mirza, Dominic Tschuden and Neha Kudchadkar