In Malik’s recent work, self-portraiture is a process of surveying and activating personal archives. By projecting slides from familial archives onto various places and objects, significant sites of memory are revisited. Memories and physical reality are fused in the moment the photograph is taken. The images seek to repair lost conversations and connections between the artist, people and places she would have liked to have known. The work attempts to reinvigorate the meaning of self-portraiture, concentrating on the idea of timelessness and fragmented memory, as opposed to the face and body seen in a singular instance.
– Natasha Malik, “Time Ruptures”