Interstitial Spaces Series

Interstitial Spaces Installation, 1996-2000

Interstitial Spaces Installation, Variable, Chromogenic Prints, 1996 – 1999

Flag, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1996

Project Statement

Interstitial Spaces is a series that attempts to abstractly convey the cultural negotiations of individuals from hybrid backgrounds. I am an East Indian American, born in Kuwait, and raised primarily between India and the United States. My organic cultural position allows me to question the constructs of both cultures. I am interested in those places where divisions exist in culture and my constructed identity and choose to investigate issues of nationalism, race, and privilege from the interstices.

I have chosen television white noise as a metaphor for the location of my cultural engagement. It is a space that is literally between the airwaves where information and misinformation is transferred and transposed globally about “Other” groups in a cultural exchange that is only limited by the ownership to the means for access. It is a medium that crosses borders with immediacy and its impact on others is felt directly. In so doing, I believe that it is a cultural negotiator/instigator and an appropriate referent in my work.

 This series represents a combination of Chemical and Digital Photography.

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Family Portraits, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1996

 

The Maharaja’s New Clothes, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1999

 

Darky’s, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1996

 

Asian, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1998

 

Shakti, 25 x 34, Chromogenic Print, 1999

 

Plymouth II, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1996

 

Assimilations, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1996

 

Snowjob, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1996

 

Border Crossing, 25 x 34, Chromogenic Print, 1996

 

Cowboys & Indians, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1999

 

Family Portraits II, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1998

 

Immersion, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1999

 

Flag II, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1998

 

After Dark Skin, White Masks, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1999

 

Nursing Noise, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1998

 

Target, 25 x 34, Chromogenic Print, 1999

 

Post, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1998