Friday, 10 February 2012

'Mehendi Me'

Last term's project I called 'Mehendi Me'- a performance/participatory piece where i asked others to henna my skin. 

Living in the UK, it's becoming increasingly diverse. 'Ethnic minorities' can be visible or non-visible, but who defines your identity as a 'minority'? I explored the idea that a person's identity is in fact not determined by themselves, but by the people around them... How much of your identity is in your own hands....

By surrendering my body to the hands of others I was illustrating this lack of control.

I am part Indian and that shows through in me. Mehendi stains are a physical indication of my 'minority'...

Plus, henna is fun

Here's a wee snippet of the day...

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