Zainab Zulfiqar

My work revolves around ritualistic flashbacks, as well as coping with the invasions of safe spaces, and how the documentation of these instances affects a n individual. I am particularly invested in how negative nostalgia has contributed to changing my experiences of space, time, and memory. I remember the first time it hit me, I was working on a project-based around Tracey Emin’s work “my bed”, and felt so uncomfortable and familiar with the feeling of despising my own room. A room that possessed evidence and history of generational trauma and memory. In these moments, I realized how disassociated I had become by my own past that when I was finally confronted with it, it held me, hostage, without warning.

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