Interstitial Spaces Series

Interstitial Spaces Installation, 1996-2000

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

Project Statement

Interstitial Spaces is a series of still images and video 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 spaces that exist in the “in-between”, 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 to 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 to explore complex issues of Race, Class, and Culture.

This series represents a combination of Chemical and Digital Photography.

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Flag, 34 x 24, Chromogenic Print, 1996

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