In my work, I address matters of human rights, displacement and diaspora. I grapple with these issues and investigate how the “familiar” is no longer a given. I aim to create multi-narrative visibility, addressing the topic of narrating history from a singular point of view. To reveal these complexities, I research how emotional, psychological, and cultural influences affect the way we perceive and create images. I strive to unravel different power constructs within ecological and economic structures by deconstructing them visually and conceptually. In past works, I have digitally distorted photos, damaging their data. Later on, I started working with landscapes whose natural data was changed by human intervention. I have found continued interest in the subjective nature of the perception of images. Therefore, to get external incites, today I explore the human perspective of diverse truth and narrative, through collaborative paintings and projects. Through the interaction with each other on the painting surface, I explore the ways of communicating about culture, truth, ego and territory. I use mainly the mediums: painting, photography, sculpture, new media and printmaking. Through its ability to shift paradigms, I hope that making art with a critical point of view can improve reality itself.
Putting into words the progress in my research
I have 3 main points:
- Landscape changes by humans, or distorted landscapes
- Changes of narratives by a singular point of view
At my previous work, I wondered about using only my point of view.
The practice I chose to show that at this point, working on a series of paintings with another person. In a collaboration documenting the changes that are done in the way.
The painting is the territory. The ego is the trip. The story, the dictation. 🙂
Mayben at the future compressing them into a gif animation, of the different steps.
Regarding the theoretical part, I relate to issues of colonialism and post-colonialism. Where occupying land sometimes is translated into creating ground facts. Cover and change the actual visual reality. At the Middle-East where I am located, the tactics are house demolitions, planting trees, forests, settlements and cities.
History narration and maps.
Sometimes one might look more related or connected to the place, who is more native? But they are becoming more and more similar with time the colonised and the coloniser, Dancing an endless destructive dance together on the same territory.