Statement

Sketch and Ink
Staring is one of the most potent and informing experiences of being disabled; as I step out into society, the world becomes my stage.
— Aminder Virdee

Aminder's practice is informed by her lived experience of multiple oppressions, social injustices and as an unheard and unrepresented voice within society. This is cut with autoethnographic research, socio-political concerns, intersectional theory, and the medical sciences. She moves between autobiography (the body, identity, memory, trauma, archives, routines and rituals) through to collated public narratives, factual reports and the dissection of psychology, to connect lived experience to the public sphere. Underpinning her practice is an ongoing investigation to subvert the representation of disability and Otherness, whilst highlighting the reality of these lived experience(s), as a disabled woman of colour living with mental illness and the effects of the Tory Cuts and income poverty.

Aminder's performative works seek to transform spaces into political sites of radical agency – using awkwardness as her basis to break societal constructs and forms of censorship, around disability, mental illness, gender and sexuality, social class, race and heritage. Aminder contemplate's to re-enact and re-construct narratives, stereotypes and imagery that disrupt the reality of these lived experience(s) through the use of subversive humour, honesty and dramatization.

Aminder's visual arts work are subject to the above and includes mediums such as sculpture, installations, sculptural technological arts, mixed-media fusions, moving image and film, painting and drawing and more. Her use of materials are dictated by the progression and routine of her physical impairments. Some of her recent sculptural and moving image art's works are influenced by the Flux movement, the medical sciences, pathological autobiography and her x-rays and MRIs.