The folds of the fabric fall differently each time (2009)
C-type unframed photographs and a book combining images with text
My father told us to get nice shoes for the wedding. I get red high heels, my sister cream high heels.
Underneath the sari no one can see our shoes.
Everyone else wear flat shoes. We struggle to walk in 8 meters of fabric and high heels.
In her practice Nina highlights difficulties arising when our idea of ourselves does not correspond to our environment, family or to the image others have of us. the folds of the fabric fall differently each time concentrates on the gaps between people in the artist’s family on her father’s side. Originally from Sri-Lanka, they have ended up in different places in the world, living very different lives. The work, which combines text with images in book form, focuses on how geographical distance has created mental boundaries between family members. Different experiences and situations in life have impacted on senses of self, and have complicated relationships within the family. As an outsider and an insider at the same time Nina tries to analyse her own place within this family structure.