“Dresses”was an installation based on over patterning of the houses the artist grew up in. Patterns within carpets, curtains and furniture, with a cacophony of colours and textures filtering into the culture, within the music, the writing, the food, and with all these aspects being multi-layered.
The artist used around 2,500 individually paper-cut dresses for this particular installation. News paper was used “to create something out of nothing!!” The Dresses portrayed how individuality is sometimes lost in the crowd therefore questioning your own identity as an individual or getting lost in the crowd.
“Smiles” is a film of a journey between Loughborough and Nottingham. People are asked at random to smile and by seeing the face as a map of emotions we can see people’s ability to interact and communicate with the simple muscular function of a smile. The artist found it interesting to use raw human emotion and the interaction between people for her film. People reacted differently when approached but their openess was very impressive and their contribution was highly appreciated.
“Smiles and Dresses” represent repetition within everyday life, and explores how much can be overlooked due to perceived similarity in our everyday routines and experiences. Both pieces allowed us to look at things we may nor have noticed.
Amerjit would like to exhibit her work nationally - particularly in the London Galleries and internationally - hopefully Japan.