And people are happy …

Project gallery, ICA Singapore

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media

Media

6 suspended canvas cut-out panels with single-channel video projection

Media Media Media Media Media Media Media Media Media

Project Description

This installation presents a narrative in form of the panels with cut-out text translated from an interview and a video projection of edited news footage. Read More

Details

I use text from a recent interview of my parents taken by an NGO in India for their you-tube channel for my project. In the backdrop of the current tense socio-political environment in India where its far-right government is passing laws that are changing the secular social fabric of India my parents have been interviewed as one of the inter-religious married couples. In the interview, they talk about their individual backgrounds, their marriage, the current situation, and a recent ordinance that has been passed in one state which makes it extremely difficult for inter-religious couples to get married and puts them in a vulnerable situation. Translating the text from Hindi to English I have used the transcript from the interview as the cut-out stencil-like screen, the apparatus of filtration. For the projection, I have edited video footage of harassment cases of couples of inter-religious marriages in India. The narrative on the cut-out text panels that contradicts the videos are meant to act as an intervention for these videos which depicts the social pressure and stigma around this kind of union. The installation aims to create a space or ethos of accepting multiple truths, embracing ambiguity and differences.