NEELKANTH . 2002

 Video/Object Installation
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Single Channel Projection. 174 Alumunium Towers<

 Looped

IMAGES OF IMAGES / IMAGES IN IMAGES

Part I : 4 Minutes   Part II : 4 Minutes
Part III : 3 Minutes


In this work, the myth of Neelkanth , the Blue Throated- one who opened his mouth and and swallowed the flaming black mass of poison that was going to destroy the world is relocated in the context of the contemporary Indian city / infoscape where each of the five elements (earth, fire, water, air, and ether), the five senses (smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing), and the power of the word itself is poisoned.

Can the city be a mandala for the generation of knowledge from the mass of information that floods us? Can we, like the archetypal Neelkanth, find means of containment and transformation? Can we make nectar from poison? This work has been shown at the prestigious Havanna Biennale , Cuba 2000.