Cutting into the Past

video projection, 2018


This work was conceived and performed in May 2018 coinciding with the Royal wedding of Harry and Megan. It was also the 70th anniversary of the Indian independence and its partition. The mythical Indian God was painted on the Union Jack and then as a performance display the flag was cut into strips to reflect the dividing of the country and it’s consequent violence and trauma. The figure is peppered with text, poetry and reflections.