© 2016 by Sobia Ahmad

Stills from video: Dialectic of Desire and Denial

Dialectic of Desire and Denial

2018

2-channel video

2 min 

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This work explores what it means to both witness beauty and bear the burden of dichotomy and duality. Displayed small in a corner, these videos become metaphors for our hidden dialectic with various parts of our selves. By sharing this intimate imagery, I draw the western gaze away from exoticizing and consuming pain and toward recognizing the role of vulnerability in personal healing.