Here’s the ninth episode in Propeller’s PODCAST series: BEYOND THE FRAME, featuring Par Nair
BEYOND THE FRAME features one-on-one inspiring interviews with Propeller artists, taking you inside the artists’ process; allowing the listener to hear first hand, the intimate stories behind the art!
Episode #9 Par Nair
I use oil painting and performative film that mix realities to tell stories about ritual, hair braiding, symmetry, pattern and discipline. Stories about mothers and grandmothers, about monsters, about memory, about loss and longing. My work recognizes the effects of assimilation and loss of culture within an immigrant experience and centers the body as a fragmented and hybrid archive of dualities.
My work calls for safe spaces of communal healing while creating avenues for new narratives and excluded voices to be realized.”Par Nair
Many thanks to the following:
BEYOND THE FRAME is a result of an initiative by artist, Tracy Thomson, who joined our collective in 2021. Professionally recorded at The Orange Lounge, and hosted by member, Doris Purchase, this new podcast series is a wonderful example of Propeller’s motto, “Artists Empowering Artists”!
The BEYOND THE FRAME team includes:
- Producer: Tracy Thomson
- Host: Doris Purchase
- Graphics & Animation: Phil Nguyen with artwork by Doris Purchase
- Audio Engineer: Spencer Sunshine
- SFX: Vlad Nikolic
- Recording Studio: The Orange Lounge, Toronto
- With support from Par Nair and Lisa Johnson
Enjoy and please leave a comment below to let us know what you think!