University of Michigan
Faculty Sponsor: Osman Khan
Wake The Town and Tell The People
Plywood, 12 speakers, 3 horns, 15 tweeters
8.5 x 6 x 4 ft.
My work explores post-colonial identity through
the lens of tourism, diaspora, globalization, and
migration. By making dialectical installations of
drawings, photographs, and sculptures, I explore
identity as liquid and in a constant state of flux.
These works pose several questions, including:
How does dislocation alter identity? Can identity
exist beyond the nation state? And if it can, how
do post-colonial subjects understand themselves
as part of a larger group beyond political, ethnic,
or subcultural categories?