Omar A. Chowdhury
Born Dhaka (BD), 1984


www.omarchowdhury.com
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'System decay and its origins', 2016, performance installation 'System decay and its origins', 2016, performance installation 'Locus, Mosque' and 'Locus, Temple', 2014, HD ProRes 'Locus, Mosque' and 'Locus, Temple', 2014, HD ProRes

One is an immigrant from historical Bengal—a vanished, decolonised place. Disoriented by geographic and temporal ruptures one makes meta-fictional environments that house tightly-coupled fields of objects, actions and representations which include texts, performances, actions, films, photographs, sculptures, sounds, archives and code. These layered and elusive installations are attempts to travel through time and into the lives of others—into what one feels was taken. Appropriating the processes and tools of phenomenology, hermeneutics and modernist narratology my work effaces the partitions between what is real and what is not. It makes you deeply uncertain towards our relation to the past, about who to trust, and where one expects art to stop.