I am Her, She is Me
I am her, She is me (2019) is an art installation that analyzes biases and violence of archival systems found in Bukhari’s history of gendered injustice based on patrilineal descent. Women of her family have never been recorded in any lineage documents leading up to her generation. Lady Fatima (daughter of Prophet Muhammad and Khadija) is the focal point of her genealogy and artwork. She represents much more than just a female entity. She embodies a legacy, a cause. The artwork and research is realized after an ethnographic analysis of the systemic violence. The scope of the work operates within the parameters of political minimalism. The subtle gestures and poetics of different elements in the installation offer an opportunity for exploration and a visual dialogue with its viewers.
Digital artworks made in collaboration with Mustaali Raj.