As I began this shoot I soon realised how much fun it is to be a flâneur or street photographer, to watch and observe, to discover stories and enjoy the urban landscape and the mini plays that unfold before you. The fascinating encounters by chance and not, the different footwear people have, children jumping from steps and enjoying the city. I felt liberated from my own life by watching the life of others, and a sheer bliss of standing in the sun, enjoying the city's sounds whilst clicking the shutter every 30 seconds.
Tapestry of Talent
Video's include a montage of the rehearsals and the full performance in front of H.R.H. Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan.
"Two schools, Harbourne Hill and Al Hijrah,
similar yet different,
Students were asked - what are your dreams and aspirations for the future, what makes you feel positive.
An ensemble of artists, mentors and teachers
4 sessions and only 4 days!
Ladies and gentleman, please welcome our young people showcasing their talents, Tapestry of Talent."
he video below was made primarily as a way to explore parts of the city I was unfamiliar with. After working in Morocco on And'Art (views) I realised that I didn't know enoiugh about the city I had grown up in and lived, so I used this as an excuse to go to places that are iconic to Birmingham. I even did the full number 11 bus journey.
Video from New Art Exchange exhibition
Video of the protest in London against the BBC's proposed changes to Asian Network. All photographs by myself, music by Tigerstyle and Shizzio.
Mac Labs - An artist residency before mac (Midlands Art Centre) re-opened, in April 2010. The following video was made whilst working in that 5 day residency, it is a work in progress.
BBC interview on British Asian Musicians exhibition, video made by Jaskirt Dhaliwal, Audio package made by BBC reporter Suki Padda. August 2009.
Jaskirt Dhaliwal's talk at the Private View of her British Asian musicians Exhibition at the Drum Arts Centre, 8 July 2009.
A craft project with Craftspace and lead artist Ranbir Kaur teaching Bangladeshi and Pakistani women from Birmingham Rangoli Arts. May 2009.
Stop Motion Video of BBC Asian Network's specialist music show: Friction. An anniversary special radio show from 2007.
Live performances from Jaskirt Dhaliwal's Exhibition Opening of British Asian Musicians, July 8th 2009.