Attention at Ease [Born To Be] (2007)

An on going research project in which Syed examines politics of national identity and the republican and religious states of leadership in a Muslim society like Pakistan through such issues as hybrid identities, self-examination, and exploration of personal journey in this globalised 21st century. Through various political and religious tropes of nationalist and religious clothing, symbols, text and forms, Syed questions about his heritage and Pakistani roots while questioning “What is this place where I grew up? and how long will this troubled nation continue to perpetuate this pattern of ignorance? The end result is a form of a hybrid art, which involves not just “you” or “I” but introduces “we.”