Growing up, I was enamored by Munajat – a Shi’a tradition of private, intimate conversations with Allah. Here, imagination is sacred and truth is co-constructed.
My creative practice is rooted in this possibility. Engrams (units of memory) are modified through interacting with the present every time a memory is reconsolidated. If all memories are constructions, how might we rewrite our histories?
My research interrogates how sound and repetition (in known and unknown scripts and language) impacts memory consolidation and formation to complicate conceptions of truth. Currently, I am focused on deepening a post-mortem connection with my grandmother through her language, Gujarati. I engage in a practice of invocation through repetition, where every utterance is a mutable engram.