Suzanne Dhaliwal (Birmingham, UK, 1982)
Lives and works in Birmingham, UK and Korčula, Croatia
In response to the complex and multiple crises facing the global climate and community, Suzanne Dhaliwal invites us to reconsider our relationship to boundaries. In these sun images, the semipermeable membrane begins as a point of inspiration to consider how we relate to differences, barriers, and resource distribution from a holistic and life-orientated principle.
How can the design principles of a semipermeable membrane offer possibilities for activating an ethos and principles of design which rethink the distinction of inside and outside, of public and private boundaries, in light of these overarching commitments to life and equity?
Working with natural dyes and sun-bleached cyanotypes, the series of works exhibited offers a resting point to reconsider how we might explore the semipermeable membrane as a compass for the laboratory of the future to orientate design in the coming years.