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 Flight
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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
Art Vendor, 1999