Author: Ayesha Bashir

Dictation of Memory

This series of miniature paintings explores the role of objects in fostering nostalgia. The instinct to protect cherished objects is nothing new in our consumerist age. ‘Memory objects’ are conceptualized as belongings that elicit deliberate or involuntary memories of one’s culture and history. For me, these objects represent Pakistani culture in relation to its colonial

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A short experimental piece on familial disconnection, homesickness, and longing for connection. This piece is a compilation of voice messages from my mother. It deals with the issues that come with being away from home. It portrays how mothers are always worried, tired, and concerned for their children. How habitual we are as human beings,

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