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Entanglement of Bodies + Spectacle

Entanglement of Bodies + Spectacle

October 2018

Approx. 120 Sq. Feet

Resin, Muslin, Red Thread, Crocheted Thread, Silk Charmeuse, Silk Chiffon, Silk Habotai, Silk Organza, Cotton Yarn, Silk/Rayon Velvet, and Silkscreen.

A tableau of the social ecology amidst hyper-visibility and spectacle. The Petrified Body is pinned for analysis though the gaze of garments not yet affected by the glaze.

 

The gaze is implied through the use of composition and piercing done to the remaining garments. Viewers are allowed to access the space in the way in which is dictated by the crocheted web.

 

Commenting on the factors of the dichotomy of hyper-visibility and increased rates of violence towards trans women, I begin to explore processes of immortalizing, glazing and glorifying the body among tension and piercing.

Bageecha (बगीचा/Garden)

Bageecha

बगीचा

Garden

November 2018

Approx 120 Sq. Feet

Beeswax, Resin, Muslin, Red Thread, Crocheted Thread, Silk Charmeuse, Silk Chiffon, Silk Habotai, Silk Organza, Cotton Yarn, Silk/Rayon Velvet, Silkscreen, Natural Dye, Flood Lights, and Smoke.

Using dyes from India and abroad, garments have implied geographic history within the Bageecha. Processes of coating a shaping with beeswax to create a fixed drape. In connection with the other garments not yet affected by petrification. Working to create a network of garments affected by each other, and using light to manipulate space and ambiance. 

Bageeche Mein Mut Kho Jao

 

 

Bageeche Mein Mut Kho Jao

बगीचे में मत खो जाओ

Do Not Lose Yourself in the Garden

 

December 2018

Approx 120 Sq. Feet

Beeswax, Wool Yarn, Ostrich Feather, Glass Beads, Red Thread, Crocheted Thread, Silk Charmeuse, Silk Chiffon, Silk Habotai, Silk Organza, Cotton Yarn, Silk/Rayon Velvet, Silkscreen, Natural Dye, Flood Lights, and Smoke

Bodies and immortalized, preserved, and tangled amongst themselves and participate in a symbiotic relationship with each other and their communities. The Bageecha or Garden is the place of reverence and preservation for these stories. Using smoke as a way to create displacement and confusion during particular times in the Bageecha. Garments suspended become stable while the audience surrounds themselves within an unfamiliar setting.

 

Screenprinted dress with an illustration of the Amborella flower, one of the few plant species which change sex as dictated by their community. Normalizing gender variance within natural settings. 

 

A detail image of the wax coating, once again coated and manipulated to control drape and weight. Thread is used as a way to create inaccessibility and to direct movement within the spectacle. Space is difficult to access and even harder with smoke, however, there are times of rest within this space. Viewers are allowed to see the larger compositions of bodies.

 

Udyaan Mandir (उद्यान मंदिर)

00:00 / 01:46
Udyaan Mandir Soundscape

 

Udyaan Mandir

उद्यान मंदिर

Temple of the Garden

April 2019

Approx 120 Sq. Feet

Glass Beads, Red Thread, Crocheted Thread, Silk Charmeuse, Silk Chiffon, Silk Organza, Wool Yarn, Cotton Yarn, Natural Dye, Flood Lights, Gilded Mirrors, Gold Leaf, Urli Bowls, Sound, Beeswax, Flowers, and Smoke

 Fibers and Materials

BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MA/MFA Candidate California College of the Arts