Created by Indianapolis-based professor and artist Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections consists of a heavily patterned hollow 6.5′ wooden cube hung from the ceiling that casts shadows of said pattern within a 35′ by 32′ space thanks to a light bulb inside.
The Intersections project takes the seminal experience of exclusion as a woman from a space of community and creativity such as a Mosque and translates the complex expressions of both wonder and exclusion that have been my experience while growing up in Pakistan. The wooden frieze emulates a pattern from the Alhambra, which was poised at the intersection of history, culture and art and was a place where Islamic and Western discourses, met and co-existed in harmony and served as a testament to the symbiosis of difference.
images via Anila Quayyum Agha
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