Through my practice I draw on multiple cultural histories in order to investigate broader global concerns including nationalism, identity, history, memory, borders, and the comfort and unpredictability of home and world.
While much of my work is object-based in its inception and seeks new ways to speak beyond the original voice of the object, it also reaches into the affective modes of perception, and how our interactions are not simply cognitive and cerebral, but also deeply rooted in our emotive and physiological selves. Frequently this calls for the creation of larger scale multimedia installations in order to charge the work with a multiplicity of evocative possibilities. While object based work may speak with a singular voice or the messy chatter of the many, my aim is to develop a language of historical, spatial and temporal intersections, and to use this language to bridge difference and otherness.
— Katayoun Amjadi