Although space and form is central to Ayesha Sultana's practice, the works in the project by Sultana anchor themselves in pulse. In medicine, a pulse represents the tactile measurement of the cardiac cycle which is inherently repetitive in nature; yet outside the constricting definitions of medicine, a pulse occupies space, time and form, and the only property that carries forward from its primeval definition is repetition.Repetition is fundamental to Sultana, whether in mark-making, folding or expanding and becomes an embodied experience. A range of mediums and materials also co-exist in the presentation. Gouache drawings that decipher sonic readings; sculptures in brass and wood that represent three-dimensional form that falling liquids may have; a reverse canvas painting, pleated and turned over to conceal than reveal, Sultana explores the understanding of material and process and how they manifest in the expression of form.
Press release courtesy Experimenter.