An exhibition by Amir Mansor, Nadia Nizamudin & Hana Zamri.
Sound : Visual
The world is noisy. Markets, traffic, objects, crowds, people, chatter, gossip, whispers.
sound | doodles | repetition | scribbles | soundscapes | visualise
The series Composition Study : Sound is inspired by daily life and the sounds we hear, but not listen to. Keeping still and listening, curious and wandering, I gave characteristics to sounds around me, both common and unfamiliar. Initiating naive lines and scribbles to capture sound nuances, imbuing mood colour tones in reaction.
Muslim. Woman. Artist.
My body of work is an exploration and seeking of origins, belonging and identity. I’m guided through elements of text, landscapes and femininity as I rethink my being. Recently I started using betel nut (buah pinang) as a natural dye in my mark-making process; from an understanding of its role in Malaysia’s historical and cultural background, to the exploration of the betel nut as a form of expression, particularly the contribution of its colors to my work and ways of making & seeing.
With each inconsistency I discover and learn anew. What was settled yesterday becomes today’s disorientation as I continue to interpret my place in this world.
Today, I am Muslim, a woman and an artist.
(Note: In-depth interview with Hana Zamri available, please ask us for a copy)
The mat is a simplistic ubiquitous everyday object.
A doormat marks a time in my life where in submission and obedience I disappeared. Without a fuss, I did not matter. A spirit subdued, a person barely.
The yoga mat brought to me a sense of stability. A deliberate intention of routines returned a sense of self both physically and mentally. A spirit recognising confidence.
With the prayer mat enveloping me in solace, teaching and encouraging my beliefs as I came to a sense of groundedness. A vibrant spirit and a voice heard.
"I went through my whole life identifying with mats at different times, and I wanted to tell the story. I began with associating myself with the concept of a doormat in my marriage in order to keep me safe. Then I found solace in my yoga mat that has single handedly gave me the mental focus and clarity for many years to persevere through, via the strict 6 days a week routine of ashtanga. The repetitions were relentless, and I was glad for the escape from thought. Finally I turned to my prayer mat to seek relief and make peace with the journey I was given.”
Come join us for the opening this Saturday :)
13th Aug, Sat
28th Aug, Sat
13th Aug - 4th Sept
Sat & Sun only
10am - 5pm
Composition: Sound Series, Amir Mansor
Scab, Hana Zamri
Submission, Nadia Nizamudin