code-switching

Code-switching

In linguistics, the term ‘code-switching’ occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code-switchin

In this series, code-switching is also a celebration of the immigrant rigor and spirit. It is a tribute to South Asian engineers, designers and makers in general. Our work ethic, culture and ethos permeate through our callings, making us impossible to ignore. The practice of rigor and flow, much like the Sufi concept of ‘Zikr’, has a spiritual rhythm to it, exhibited here in the Urdu writing that fades in and out as the viewer walks around the lenticular.  The series features a selection of poetry and lyrics I regularly listen to when in the state of flow. 

 

The formidable jounrey
"Faslon ko takalluf" by Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi

An anomaly. 
 “Tum ek gorakh dhanda ho” by Naz Khialvi, sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Constitution on constitution.
Sculpture.
39" X 9". 2017.

 

Code-switching
Lenticular Print. 2017.
Edition of 3

Code-switching is a celebration of the immigrant rigor and spirit. This is a tribute toSouth Asian engineers, designers and makers in general. Their work ethic, culture, ethos permeate through their work, making them impossible to ignore. Rigor, much like ‘Zikr’, has a rhythm to it, exhibited in the Urdu writing that fades in and out of sight.  This writing is “Gorakh Dhanda” by Sufi lyricist Naz Khialvi, later sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. 

Furthermore, in linguistics, the term ‘code-switching’ occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation.