Artist Statement In my performances and installations, by multiple aids I try to create channels to invoke ‘sense of freedom’ and understanding of the world I live in. It is not a mirror image of life, but an interpretation of my life and circumstances. In doing so, I feel independent, powerful, and more than anything else, I feel at home. The present body of work explores how the experience of swaying between the cultures has altered the meaning of home for me. It speaks through my baggage of experience and pulls out the questions related to cultural identity. My work draws from the familiar images of war, fused with everyday struggle in so called combat free zone. Through encrypted images the work delves into the integral relation of home, security and sense of belongingness. I do believe we all leave our mother’s womb, the prime, safe, secure home and immigrate to this world for a reason. The transition speaks about how throughout our life we keep looking for a validation/ a stamped passport to be legal citizens of this world. In order to become homogeneous we live life on predetermined terms and conditions, bypassing the sole reason of immigration! Ironic as it sounds in the chaotic situations someone from inside our own body taps to remind us- “we came here with nothing and will be going empty handed, so why not to live with freedom and joy.