Contemporary Folk Tale
West Bengal, India
Medium – Land Art (Cotton Cloth and Rope)
12th – 19th Feb 2017
The Interplay of stories and visual is what defines the work. There is an investigation between environment, symbols, folk tales, ritual and visual. The work explores the notion of, how Scale influences visual and immersive experience in land art both for the artist and the spectator?
The elements for the work were originally located at the site, which are wrapped with red cloth. The elements include a bridge, a football field in the semi-dried seasonal river, remains of the idols of mythological Hindu Goddess Durga. The headless figure and the pedestal pertains to the symbols and elements of folk tale and myth develop with the indigenous left over remains from the celebration of the festival by the natives of WB, India.
Different elements of nature are used as background including water, semi-dried path of water and wild vegetation. The ephemeral nature of the work talks about death, decay and the constant motion of time.