Excavating the boundary between fiction and reality, cialis I question the foundations of long held memories, leading me to make work which explores my identity. My performative practice deals with the processes of reconnecting as I navigate the multi-layered aspects of remembrance through video, photography and collage. The fractures and idiosyncrasies of my recollections cause me to traverse the fragments of my childhood which, although locked in memory, suffer from deterioration as a result of the time passed. The subsequent displacement of certain features, inspires me to pursue this missing information and reactivate the past experiences through fantasy. I seek therefore to build a correspondence across time in order to form new relationships through the processes involved in making my work. While searching for these connections, my work also deals with the cultural disparities experienced during my formative years in both Lahore, Pakistan and London. I am on a pilgrimage to comprehend not only my own memories, but also the heritage and traditions of my family.

 

Rooted in the memory of flying kites in Lahore with my brother, but triggered by living in Winchester, ‘Invitation’ comprises six casting videos for the role of my absent elder sibling. By inviting these individuals to engage with my memory, I have to some extent become displaced from my own experience, as each individual revealed their own vulnerabilities in response to the anticipated kite-flying event. For each recording, I made a paper kite which continues the ongoing dialogue I have with these actors as they play out my ruptured fantasy.

 

Ejaz Christilano

 

Ejaz Christilano