‘I will go where ever you take me’, at hARTslane Gallery, 2019
Found wood, muslin, raw silk, Bengali text
Dimensions: 184 x 121 x 125 cms
This site specific work is based on the idea of home as a transient space shifting according to need and circumstance. The work takes its title from a translation of the appliqued text on both sides, written in Bengali meaning ‘ I will go wherever you take me’.
The tent being a mobile structure that can be moved and set up in different locations refers to the idea of a nomadic existence rather than feeling settled in one place. The idea of home is presented as something, which is rootless, transient and uncertain. The frame is constructed out of driftwood, symbolizing journeys across oceans with origins in other lands.
A home may be a clearing within a forest, a camp in the middle of a desert, an island surrounded by the sea. The sense of the outside as the place of threat and the unknown heightens the significance of home as the place of comfort, safety and protection.