Design: Anila Quayyum Agha
Anila Quayyum Agha’s light installation – “Intersections”, is an overwhelmingly stunning, inspired art installation. Using a single lightbulb, the lamp projects through laser-cut wood panels, designed by Anila – graceful, peaceful and mesmerizing patterns. For a seemingly simple idea, it packs an impressive punch, casting elaborate shadows and light over the entire space. An empty room becomes a warm weave – an embracing intricate experience – so beautiful it makes me want to move right in…
We thought the artists words on her thoughts behind this project, lent an interesting provocative perspective:
“In the ‘Intersections’ project, the geometrical patterning in Islamic sacred spaces, associated with certitude is explored in a way that reveals it fluidity. The viewer is invited to confront the contradictory nature of all intersections, while simultaneously exploring boundaries…” ”… it takes the seminal experience of exclusion as a woman from a space of community and creativity such as a Mosque and translates the complex expressions of both wonder and exclusion that have been my experience while growing up in Pakistan. The wooden frieze emulates a pattern from the Alhambra, which was poised at the intersection of history, culture and art and was a place where Islamic and Western discourses, met and co-existed in harmony and served as a testament to the symbiosis of difference. For me the familiarity of the space visited at the Alhambra Palace and the memories of another time and place from my past, coalesced in creating this project. My intent with this installation was to give substance to mutualism, exploring the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic. This installation relies on the purity and inner symmetry of geometric design, the interpretation of the cast shadows and the viewer’s presence within a public space.” – Via Anila Quayyum Agha
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