Category: Secondary Research

A reflectively written summary of all the books I read, talks I listen to and online research I do during this MA in order to develop my final project.

Some artists of interest

Some artists of interest

This is an ongoing informal blog about some artists who may have inspired me or I may have researched further. Yayoi Kusama: I researched Yayoi Kusama’s work alot for my research paper. I don’t even know where to begin describing how she inspires my work. Not only was her fame propelled by instagram but she creates these installations which are literally the reflection of digimodernism. I wrote alot about it in my research paper so will hark back to that if I need inspiration. Narcissus garden Infinity mirrored rooms obliteration room Jim Bachor: Bachor is impressed by the long history of …

Some community projects of interest

The Global Angel Wings Project: I got interested in this project after I ran into a pair of these wings at O’Hare Airport. I think the idea is just phenomenal and so catchy. A great concept for interactive street art and something I could potentially appropriate into Karachi? God knows that place needs some angels! The Fearless Collective The fearless collective has actually interested me for a long time. Ever since I saw Shilo Shiv Suleman’s TED talk about magical realism and surrealism and how technology and art are intertwined, one does not obliterate the other. The fearless collective resonates …

Keeping up with Instagram

Keeping up with Instagram

It’s difficult to quantify how one researches social media. I’ll give an account of my own Instagram and Facebook escapades in upcoming blogposts but for now, I’m just listing some bloggers I’ve been following for inspiration and also as a from of observational research. https://www.instagram.com/handletteringbysiets/ https://www.instagram.com/humnaraza/ https://www.instagram.com/evazubeck/ https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/lettering/ #realmakersclub #creativemuslimwomen and @creativemuslimwomen @artists.tag @saudiarabia #saudiarabia @abstract.mag @artsy @saatchi_gallery @artforum @artnewsmag @artnet #art @art @canvasmag @hafezgallery @edgeofarabia @saudiartguide @Amirarahimart @elseed @theotherstoryproject @hummingtree @rebelliousbrownie @hirableeh @fatimah.creates @bookgirlingmoments  

Thinking things through…

Thinking things through…

In order to execute a public art project that involves interaction with an audience, you first need to reach that audience. While organizing The Untold Edition I realized how much I had to rely on social media to connect to people. I realized the power social media wielded over my target audience and how much it swayed their likes and dislikes. I also realized the power social media could afford to me, if I learned to wield it. That began my fascination with this digital post-truth era anew. I hopped onto the social media bandwagon about four years ago, and …

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