Baaraan Ijlal, a self-taught artist based in Delhi (India) has been interested in exploring anonymity in her practice as essential to individual liberty. She seeks to enable listening and creating witnesses to unacknowledged stories. She creates work through direct interaction with individuals and communities. Her themes include evolution, migration, body, memory and alienation. She paints and creates installations of sound, video, light and embroidery.
Her sound installation Change Room, is an ongoing project to enable radical listening of unacknowledged stories, told anonymously towards possible change. Those who have recorded their stories with the artist present as a witness include nomads, people turned out of homes and neighbourhoods because of their sexual orientation, victims of caste and communal violence and war refugees to name a few. This project now includes a growing archive of over 1000 testimonies.