The Project is key to Understanding Collaboration and collective method of working process.This is on going photo performance and collaborative performance series with diffrent collaborators place and space .
The Colour of Patriotic Landscape 2 , withResonator Norman Oklahoma ,
Photography assistance Eric Piper
The solo show with Gallery felix frachon
The collaborative show and project only possible with very strong individuals and collective zeals.
Sreeraj tr ,Swasthikk korathi,Rizwan basheer,Gokul Balachandran,Ravi Ranjan ,Kartik kumar,Pankaj Bhardwaj ,Shiv Kumar, Arfaaz kagalwala, Anita kumari, Sachin gond, Dastaan culture lab,Ayush Gupta,Alok kumar,Umesh kumar singh ,shivangi singh, Khurshid ahmad chand ,Tara Tamang, Resonator Institute (USA) ,Eric Piper(USA), Jenna Bryan(USA) ,Curtis Jones(USA), Tomo Seto ( India ), Salman Khan , Emma (Barbichetteman ) Paris ,Wenjue Zhang (paris and china ) Marie Greemling (paris) Pia camilla copper (paris)
In this work, I want to share some aspects of the process that I have gone through while interacting with people. It is related to the country where I will perform. The work is a build up on my last works ‘The whole land shall be a desolation”and motherland and other stories. it is a collaborative project done as an extension of Future Collaboration (link is provided here:
I have used allegorical images to understand the displacement of people from different states and neighboring countries like Tibet, Nepal, Iran, Russia and Bangladesh. In India, main reasons behind displacement are job quest, survival, religion, caste and race.
In India, religion and populism is being used by right wingers to create an Utopian idea of singular national identity in the name of patriotism.As Well when i look at the Politics In USA , it refer to same , How world moving with Neo-Nazism .
This is about how extremist right political parties are using religious patriotism (Hindutva)/(white skin) racial and communal issues for their political benefits. Such acts and other such leftover history related to it has helped me in defining the condition and situation of present India in India as well as the world. I have taken the word ”Mara” which means death from an anecdote about the creator of Indian epic Ramayan where it is described that when Valmiki was thief, he got a message from sky to write about the glorious life of lord Rama, after this message he started chanting ”rama” and in this process he kept chanting the word ”Mara”. After certain time when he realized his mistake, he got enlightened.
Another reference is from 1991 when RSS/BJP and their allied groups started asserting the concept of ”rama rajya” (and idealist state of the times of Rama) where everyone was happy and ethical. This agenda of such organizations is to make India a Hindutva Nation of one race and religion. They want to bring Ram Rajya again. In the same breathe, they demolished the Babri mosque to build a great temple for Rama (where they think there once existed a temple which Babur demolished in order to build a masjid/mosque). They claimed that it was the place where Ram was born, this demolition led to killings and riots in different regions of India. Therefore, I am using an icon of lord Ram to repereesent past and future aspects of time.
in Les Grands Voisins ,Paris
Solo Show -2017