Untitled, 2016, lamp, laser print, video projection, 117x214 cm
Untitled, 2016, acrylic paint, canvas, light stand, glass, image projection
Born Karachi (PK), 1983
"In order to see the world and grasp it as paradoxical, we must break with our familiar acceptance of it," states French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty in Phenomenology of Perception (1945).
How are perceptions made? What is the role of sensory experiences and informed logic in deriving a conclusive idea of the world? These are the questions Iqra Tanveer poses in her practice. She investigates the idea of materiality by questioning sensory experiences, hence emphasizing the very limitation of sensory dependency. Predominantly focusing on the act of seeing, Tanveer has constructed installations combining video, photography and objects to explore the periphery of perceived and preconceived. (IT)