Interstitial Spaces Series
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.