Working both with physical and digital media, my central discourse deals with how we as human beings make sense of the world around us and the dichotomous nature of humanity. In particular I study how people living in different contexts form “truths” from direct and indirect encounters and the proliferation of these “truths” through online and offline means. Artworks explore contemporary concerns such as the mediation and formation of data into codes of association, the uncertainty of belonging and the evolution of an individual as they travels through a multiplicity of emerging cultural realities (both physical and virtual), well beyond the nationalised or institutionalised norms of the past.
My work is nourished by actively engaging people to feed a work from different perspectives with source data or actively being part of the work. Rather than studying people I prefer to work with them in an attempt to understand their sensibilities, motives and goals. Looking beyond the surface traits such as identity I try to draw out both the rational and irrational that makes us who we are.
By drawing on scientific and philosophical reasoning such as Turing’s ‘Reaction Diffusion Theory’ or the laws of tantra, I explore the patterns formed by abutting factions. Using play, metaphor, repetition, ritual and reflection I try to create artworks (or situations that lead to the creation of artworks) that sit as a mirror to contemporary human insecurities.
Further writings can be found at https://ambushedonroute.wordpress.com/