The Unknowables of Culture
'The Unknowables of Culture'. My parents immigrated to Britain from India and Kenya respectively during the 1960’s. Traditional culture was diluted through their migration and adopting Western culture which was nurtured upon me until the age of eleven when Punjabi culture was imposed upon me. I felt reluctant embracing my parent’s cultural heritage in the presence of my Western friends, anticipating rejection from them. Today, I feel privileged to embrace the best of both cultures. This project embodies issues of identity obtained through a recollection of behavioural elements from past experiences applying imaginary culture through the use of imaginary traditional objects. The methodology of performance, gestures and self-staged portraits are used as a form of communicative language.
Wasi Daniju • Elsie Kibue-Ngare • Cindy Lin • Paul Romans • Ranu Soor • Ionut Teoderascu • Gianluca Urdiroz Agati •