Dimensions of Aneela
Aneela Ali, Sculpture & Environmental Art
‘Dimensions of Aneela’ is a video performance which explores the world of fantasy, beauty and time. The work mainly focuses on my identity which derives from various cultural influences such as; Gothic sub-cultures (traditional Goth, Cybergoth and Steampunk) along with having a Scottish and Pakistani – Islamic background.
Through this contrasting identity, I have touched upon issues based on feminine roles and race equality within different time zones; being our current society and historical times such as the Edwardian period. My sculptural work represents portal entrances to different time zones and locations which bring out different versions of me.
I have explored the idea of beauty within these cultures through my eye-makeup and face painted masks along with examples of female empowerment within traditional European games e.g. the queen in chess.