spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
page title Gasworks home
spacer
Information
spacer
gallery
spacer
Residency Programme
spacer
Studio Artists
spacer
Contacts
spacer
Links & Resources
spacer
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
spacer spacer spacer

Huma Mulji

Pakistan

April - July 2001

Huma Mulji's work addresses issues of cultural difference and sameness. She views travel as a temporary negotiation with another way of life, one which can provide a means of escape from the restricting conventions of the place where one belongs. The new place allows the freedom to push boundaries and engage in a dialogue of enquiry with oneself, experimenting and playing with identity. Mulji's recent works sit between these two destinations, belonging and isolation, closeness and distance, here and there, imagined and real versions of a place.
For the open Studios Mulji presents a new video work 'Flight' in which a western woman instructs a virtual traveller from Karachi to London how to wrap a traditional veil depending on occasion, country and varying traditions. The video documents the increasingly creative ways of wearing the head-dress, moving from the traditional to the absurd.
Still from flght
Still from Flight

See the video using:
Real Player
Windowsmedia

Huma has also completed a project with Gasworks education department and Vauxhall primary school. Using the kids as performers and cameraman, this documentary talks 'All About Us and Our Favourite Places.'

Still from All About Us and Our Favourite Places
See the video using:
Real Player
Windowsmedia
Click to Enlarge Image
Art Vendor, 1999
 



British Council information for VASL International Artists' Workshop at Gadani
Article: Arts & The Islamic World - 50 Years of Painting and Sculpture from Pakistan by Sara Khan
Pakistan: Another Vision, The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, 2000
Selections, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, 2001
Huma was part of Aarpaar 2002, a public art exchange project between India and Pakistan
Huma took part in The Brewster Project, New York, 2002


back to top
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, The Oval, London, SE11 5RH

| Text only site | Disclaimer |
Copyright 1994-2003� Gasworks, the artists and the photographers. All rights reserved.
Site designed by red leader industries