digital video, 2013, 44"w x 55"h
Past Personified is about my state of mind. It is a place where all my conflicts come together in that moment. Having lived three different lives—in India, Dubai and the U.S.—I realized I had developed multiple personalities that helped me fit into each culture while still keeping my own values intact. The bells are symbolic of my culture and past and keep me bound, become a rhythm and constantly remind me who I really am. Traditions can be very impractical and unreasonable, but living in today means being practical and reasonable. The snow represents this frozen moment that I want to embrace rather than struggle against.
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