Dating at palakkad
The sound track is original with sound as present in the scenes being recorded, with no music added.
There are three large books on hand made paper with writing on one page and video projection on the other side.Posted: December 25, 2012 in Uncategorized Tags: Amar Kanwar, Art, art installations, Biennale, Cochin, Fort Kochi, Kerala, Kochi, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, Photo journal, Subodh Gupta, Tallur LN, Travel, Travelogue, Vivan Sundaram, Vivek Vilasini After much debate and discussion, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) opened on December 12, 2012.I had been following the news and had decided to make a visit.It reaches deep inside you and disturbs and evokes thoughts about how to have a balanced concept on development.The injustice of and trauma caused by what passes for “development” comes through very clearly.I also started to understand that seeing more and more art and assimilating what one can, is very important.
The main venue of KMB is Aspinwall House, in Fort Kochi.
I was always a bit curious on what these scribbles and strokes were about and it started getting the better of me four or five years back.
At that time, I connected back with an old friend, Jayaraj, and I had frequent discussions and arguments with him and his wife, Sripriya, about the art pieces that we saw when we visited museums like Tate Modern.
The installation is titled “The Sovereign Forest” and it consists of very many things including two movies, books, a seed collection and some photographs.
The central theme is about destruction and displacement that happens when large factories and other projects take up the fields owned by indigenous people and it is based on stories from Orissa.
The first exhibit that we viewed was a video installation by Justin Ponmany called “Done and Dusted”.