ARCHEOLOGY OF BARGE,2017


 

 

The project was about bodies on a barge and their identity. It developed after staying and engaging with them on the barge. The performative sculptural intervention came out of questions raised like - What does it mean to be in the metal Structure? The life of the laborers on the barge is just without purpose and mechanical function to just guard the non-functioned vessel after mining got banned. Doing daily routine just to have an eye on the dead giant. They follow the routine drill. What does it mean to carry the sweat as an extension of the body? What happens when the bodies on the sea get abandoned? What happens to the identity? The fact that the object on the barge is of no use it loses its strength. 

 

These queries become my reference for these performative objects which question this whole notion of identity of things without its purpose, abandons of bodies where these objects are expanding the timespan through the medium like Wax, that transforms its form and identity. stories of their negotiation with the barge became the metaphors of their life which I tried  to translate through the objects like caste of a found grinding stone which is constant in search of its soul, The Giant rope which is losing its strength with no sense of purpose by melting, the Mattress becomes melting chocolate of sleep, etc. 

 

 

 

The project was done for the Show ‘GROUND BENEATH MY FEET’

Curated by HH spaces In a collaboration between Asia Art Archive & Serendipity Arts Trust

 

Project done for the Show ‘GROUND BENEATH MY FEET’

Curated by HH spaces In a collaboration between Asia Art Archive & Serendipity Arts Trust

 

Serendipity Arts Festival 2017

15-22 Dec 2017

 

Site: Massive empty used barge docked on a jetty along the shore of Mandovi river in Panjim, Goa. 

Live sculptural Interventions into cabins of Barge.