Memory/Memorium, a photo series that examines private memoirs of displacement and forced migration against the backdrop of national history as well as my personal coming to terms with an inheritance of intergenerational trauma that foregrounds longing, loss, and anxiety profoundly impacting three generations of my family.
The work is a visual narrative that ranges from digital reproductions of archival family photos to enactments of people from the past through role- playing, juxtaposed with an engagement with an important historical event
in the form of photo documentation of a performance where I had the Radcliffe lines (the borders that divided India into East & West Pakistan on August 17, 1947, impacting millions of lives) tattooed on my body as a
constant reminder of collective loss. The transition from black and white to colour images is deliberately employed to symbolize a shift in time. The work underlines the importance of giving voice to personal histories often
overshadowed by institutional narratives; however, the overarching theme of the search for home and identity remains a constant. It also examines the power of transference of memory, which continues to affect the postcolonial discourse of belonging