Artist Aman Mojadidi, who grew up as a American citizen of Afghan heritage, taps on the seemingly rich contradictions in his identity to probe the ‘geography of self’. There’s parodic genius of both cultures in his works, from his Jihadi Gangster persona who runs for Parliament in Afghanistan, to parading conflict chic in the form of conflict zone fashion like bullet-proof vests lined with Afghan fox fur. Mojadidi recently gave a brilliant TED talk which offers more insight into his method.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.