Farah Hussain

My practice is very much inspired by my own life and who I embody. My work entails religion, drag, ethnomethodology, queerness, club culture and utopian worlds. I view my process as a journey of analysis, of the self, queer history and also contemporary culture. The aesthetic of my work confides in a low-fi surreal world that is often based on the conceptual ‘safe space’. My practice takes to many disciplines but my current being sculpture, painting, photography and film. My intention is to analyse emotional and physical connections that create a unique sense of place.

“I think the Jupiter Rising Residency is something very special in regard to Jupiter Artland and OH141’s approach in seeking out emerging artists that identify as Womxn, POC, LGBTQI+ and those from a working-class background. I believe that this is something that should be commended and has an impact in our society. Globally we have all had to abruptly try to adapt during this quarantine period, which can be extremely stressful. It has been demotivating to continue with my practice, but I think for me it has been the realisation to not be too hard on myself and allow myself time and to focus on the positive such as this residency opportunity to get back into the rhythm of things”