NEELKANTH . 2002
Video/Object Installation .
Single Channel Projection. 174 Alumunium Towers<
IMAGES OF IMAGES / IMAGES IN IMAGES
Part I : 4 Minutes Part II : 4 Minutes
Part III : 3 Minutes
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.