Category: MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital Blog

The blog documenting my journey as I complete a Masters of Visual Arts from University of the Arts London, 2017-2019

One more addition to the final show

The climax of the Untold Edition was probably December 2018. I saw that tour around Karachi as the culmination of all the events preceding it. I also saw it as one of the resolutions of my project proposal. Yet something still nagged me… I had named the entire series The Untold Edition, based off the idea of a book, a narrative, and somewhere along the way I had imagined I would turn the video footage into a documentary or write a book about my experiences. But that felt unnatural. The Untold Edition wasn’t an anthology or a documentary, and forcing …

An Obsession with Cartography

An Obsession with Cartography

Cartography. Isn’t the word itself lovely? I have to admit, I am overall a bit obsessed with the English language. It’s my favourite language in the world. And its literature and language components were always my favourite subjects in school. So back to cartography: why is this what fascinates me now? I think it is a fascination that has always been there, but only recently surfaced. I can date it back to a childhood loving books like The Phantom Tollbooth, and an adolescence hoarding hardcopies of fantasy books that included a map to their world. And the view from a …

The Trickiness of Travelling

The Trickiness of Travelling

One of the biggest obstacles I faced as an online student was figuring out when and how I would be coming for the final show. This was a problem even more difficult to solve than the one of figuring out what to display. I knew online students were setting up from July 1st-3rd, but coming then meant I’d leave before the final show opening, which would be terribly sad. Because I am the primary care giver for my kids, I couldn’t even leave for a whole 2 weeks unless I brought them with me, but then how would I focus …

Projection practice

One part of my final show installation will be projecting a video montage of my Karachi events on fabric. Why fabric? Because the idea is to convey impressions and an overall feeling of community, people met, and places engaged. It is not to create a documentary on the work. Fabric, flowing and ethereal also creates a dream-like quality and allows people to interfere with the installation as they approach. Most importantly, I saw a projection on fabric at the Amygdala exhibit and it was extremely immersive and eye-catching. It left me wondering what was being shown, and at the same …

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