Landscape

1 channel video installation

5 minutes 21 seconds

2016

 

Taken inspiration from the Indian Shaktist fertility festival which celebrates the earth’s monthly cycle. Viewers witnessed daily rituals and remnants of gestures placed in a series of cement ‘Yoni’ sculptures, during the course of a one-month-long exhibition. The sculptures, in a constant state of change, mirror the theory of nature: Impermanence.

 

Landscape is a video performance that blurs the boundaries between body and sculpture. The performative Yoni’s become an extension of human flesh thus creating a new site where identity, as defined by gender, race, and sexuality, is indistinct.

 

The hyper-awareness of the body's vulnerability is related to today's politically charged reality. The space is transformed into a giant maternal body that allows an alternative state of consciousness.

 

Landscape is ephemeral in nature and is also a celebration of flesh as a material and the body as a gesturing and expressive site.