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MANJOT KAUR STUDIO, © 2019

It's happening, while rotating and revolving | 2018

 

Site-Specific Installation

Video and sound

Size: variable

The work explores the sound –

                                                                                                   (High Water)

                                                            sirens of Acqua Alta

                                                                                                                               in Venice.

 

 

How does a siren affect human psychology?

                                                                                    What feeling does it evoke?

                                                                                                                                      Does it propose a state of catastrophe and emergency?

 

 

 The work solicits our perception that remains poised between the harmonic dance of the images taken under the microscope of natural elements and the sound of the acoustic signal that warns of the increase of the tide in the Venetian Lagoon. In a progressive crescendo, the natural cosmogony that tirelessly and inexorably moves before our eyes is cadenced by a sound that does not seem to belong to it, an alarm that refers to terrible consequences. The images become the representative of life, humanity, nature, culture, death, calamity and universality of human existence.

 

 

Images used in the video are the by-product of the installation

                                                                                                                   “Absent Presence

                                                                                                                                                       Images were captured using a mobile camera, as seen from the eyepiece of the microscope.

 

 

 

The slow melting of the ice immortalized here refers to the poles, to the rise of the oceans, through a cold and inexorable representation, which deliberately does not show where the water is.

 

 

The video is a minimal experiment

working like an hourglass;

echo

the temporal and ephemeral reflections.

The work describes a system progressing towards a maximum internal disorder.

 

The project took place in:

Unidee, Cittadellarte, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy

 

 

Supported by,

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, India

https://www.inlaksfoundation.org/art/overseas/unidee/

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Documentation of the project.