Veena (2016)

Installation Documentation

  Veena  (2016) is an installation in Saris are hung from the ceiling cascading onto the floor. A video portrait is then projected onto the extended fabric which pans in and out of a young woman, focusing on specific aspects of her body. The accompanying audio recounts the story of Veena, a narrative of an Indian woman sharing her experience of migrating to England many years ago. The voice of Veena comes from the Apple dictation accents from Apple inc.   This installation aims to play with the viewer's perception of authenticity and narrative. Visually the viewer is confronted with a feminine display of delicate patterned fabric and the visualization of a woman. Coupled with the audio, it is unclear if the voice of Veena is in fact a real human, a computer, or someone for whom English is a second language. This fluxes is meant to point to ideas of false nostalgia, orientalism and exotisicm that is often found in works from artists who come from diasporic communities.

Veena (2016) is an installation in Saris are hung from the ceiling cascading onto the floor. A video portrait is then projected onto the extended fabric which pans in and out of a young woman, focusing on specific aspects of her body. The accompanying audio recounts the story of Veena, a narrative of an Indian woman sharing her experience of migrating to England many years ago. The voice of Veena comes from the Apple dictation accents from Apple inc.

This installation aims to play with the viewer's perception of authenticity and narrative. Visually the viewer is confronted with a feminine display of delicate patterned fabric and the visualization of a woman. Coupled with the audio, it is unclear if the voice of Veena is in fact a real human, a computer, or someone for whom English is a second language. This fluxes is meant to point to ideas of false nostalgia, orientalism and exotisicm that is often found in works from artists who come from diasporic communities.

 New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019 Photo courtesy of the artist.

New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019
Photo courtesy of the artist.

 New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019 Photo courtesy of the artist.

New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019
Photo courtesy of the artist.

 Installation View at Articule in Montreal, as part of the group exhibition Future Memories/Mémoires Futures. Image by Guy L'Heureux

Installation View at Articule in Montreal, as part of the group exhibition Future Memories/Mémoires Futures.
Image by Guy L'Heureux

Veena (2016)
  Veena  (2016) is an installation in Saris are hung from the ceiling cascading onto the floor. A video portrait is then projected onto the extended fabric which pans in and out of a young woman, focusing on specific aspects of her body. The accompanying audio recounts the story of Veena, a narrative of an Indian woman sharing her experience of migrating to England many years ago. The voice of Veena comes from the Apple dictation accents from Apple inc.   This installation aims to play with the viewer's perception of authenticity and narrative. Visually the viewer is confronted with a feminine display of delicate patterned fabric and the visualization of a woman. Coupled with the audio, it is unclear if the voice of Veena is in fact a real human, a computer, or someone for whom English is a second language. This fluxes is meant to point to ideas of false nostalgia, orientalism and exotisicm that is often found in works from artists who come from diasporic communities.
 New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019 Photo courtesy of the artist.
 New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019 Photo courtesy of the artist.
 Installation View at Articule in Montreal, as part of the group exhibition Future Memories/Mémoires Futures. Image by Guy L'Heureux
Veena (2016)

Installation Documentation

Veena (2016) is an installation in Saris are hung from the ceiling cascading onto the floor. A video portrait is then projected onto the extended fabric which pans in and out of a young woman, focusing on specific aspects of her body. The accompanying audio recounts the story of Veena, a narrative of an Indian woman sharing her experience of migrating to England many years ago. The voice of Veena comes from the Apple dictation accents from Apple inc.

This installation aims to play with the viewer's perception of authenticity and narrative. Visually the viewer is confronted with a feminine display of delicate patterned fabric and the visualization of a woman. Coupled with the audio, it is unclear if the voice of Veena is in fact a real human, a computer, or someone for whom English is a second language. This fluxes is meant to point to ideas of false nostalgia, orientalism and exotisicm that is often found in works from artists who come from diasporic communities.

New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019
Photo courtesy of the artist.

New Generation Photography Award, Gladstone Hotel 2019
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Installation View at Articule in Montreal, as part of the group exhibition Future Memories/Mémoires Futures.
Image by Guy L'Heureux

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