Jigsaw

Discussions regarding a woman’s identity is usually limited to superficial notions of beauty which propagates their objectification. In her attempt to question this viewpoint, the artist created an installation to push viewers to think about the various identities of women. Just like the various pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that come together to complete the larger picture, a woman also has various identities that come together to make the whole person. As part of the interaction, viewers can assemble pieces of a woman’s portrait to reveal her true identity hidden behind a flowered mask. Once the puzzle is completed, the user can read information on the screen that explains how women are still bound by certain socio-cultural practices. For instance, the artist projected news stories of victims of the dowry system. The artist has highlighted how systems like these often turn women into mere commodities.