exploration in grey
The studio research series, exploration in grey, critique rigid constructs and examine the underlying layers of complexity associated with verbal and written expressions of cultural identity. Whether language helps define an individual’s identity or limits its potential meaning, it ultimately contributes towards our perceptions and our need to assign culturally specific labels. exploration in grey attempts to find (in between) synthesis within the limited binary oppositions structure of the language such as, east - west, local - global, ancient - modern, oriental – occidental, black – white, rich – poor, and how they coexist to encode my work. I am interested in unification of these oppositions allowing for the development of a new hybrid language and a reclaimed space. This “new” unified space is an in-between space, where these oppositions unite and fuse together; it is also know as a grey area. My intention is to break away from strict categorization, which limits multi-cultural definitions and segregates mankind from the global community.
“As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scene.” - Jacques Derrida