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Braille of Ganga

Ganga or Ganges, an incarnation of mother, life  and savior of civilization for centuries , an epic lost in name and belief. Have we understood her, given her what we believed in, and respected her mortality? Today when her existence itself is in question do we Blind Humanity need to relearn to protect her identity?

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90 sec

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Where is my right to breathe?

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25 sec.

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Like A Seashell

‘Like a Sea Shell’ rhymes with Seychelles. Recently, during the Syrian Refugee crisis the people all over the world saw the picture of a boy child (Aylan Kurdi) washed ashore as the boat that he was travelling with his parents got capsized in the sea. The child’s picture on the sea shore became a poignant symbol of the universal refugee crisis. As an artist who has been working with the theme of water, this picture becomes a starting point. The body of Kurdi washed ashore is like a seashell.

In this earth installation, I would collect famous bottled water brands from the host country and bury them half in the earth as if each bottle is trying to escape from being sucked into the innards of the earth. Or rather it is a process of disappearance. For me the image of water bottles (with sealed water in them) jutting out of the earth is a symbol of memory’s struggle from forgetting the greater lessons taught to us by the nature. Water has to be preserved and conserved. Judicial use of it is now advised; however people at times behave recklessly and waste water, which I find is almost an act of vandalism against mother earth. Though the bottles are plastic, which are said to be non-bio-degradable they are supposed to be the last containers of pure water. It shows a grim future and the efforts of human beings to survive.

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03:43 Minute

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