Aqsa Arif

Aqsa Arif uses the interdisciplinary mediums of poetry, photography, installation, printmaking and film to construct complex structures in which she explores the surreal nature of the human psyche. Her work draws from cinema as a medium, as she uses its architectural and spatial characteristics to represent states of mind which cannot be fully understood through rational study. As a Pakistani immigrant to Scotland, she experienced life with the split of two cultural identities. This polarity underpins her work and is manifested through her use of film, which helped navigate a new culture and now serves in the ongoing exploration of her inner and outer world.