New Media- Distance & Travel

‘Are you a Godd (God or Good) person….?’

Film coming soon….

This piece tells the experience of being detained at Tel Aviv airport during the Hamas political situation in 2016. The 8 minute video is a jolly but hard hitting situation of proving one’s identity, reasons for being an artist and justifications of being allowed a Muslim surname. The work plays with the saved images after my mobile phone was stolen, text and conversations whilst being interviewed.

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‘Global Side Streets’

92 photographs, 10 years, 50 cities, 6 metres long from dusk till dawn

Emulsion transfers

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This lifelong project at the moment contains 96 photos, from 84 places over 10 years. It will continue as I travel alone and come across dead ends during wondering and not following maps. We often follow the crowd but where is the ‘real’ places we dismiss as a foreigner and tourist? The work documents the hidden streets we often avoid.

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‘SPAWN’

Digitally manipulated photographs (series of 12)

Day dreaming, procrastinating, temporary disengagement, the classic ‘break from reality’; one has a yearning to disassociate from the real, the tragedy and the suffering that surrounds us. We close our eyes to reality but pay attention to the conspiracies and melodrama that is the media. Multiple images from the media have been manipulated, distorted and misconstrued to represent the many ways in which we choose to believe what is the reality. ‘SPAWN’ is a series of digital photographs, which distort the horror of honest images into alluring, glossy magazine facades, which evade the truth. After all, democracy is a choice of what we want to see because I have chosen it.