A Meditation - 2019
Three channel video installation
22 minutes and 30 seconds with stereo audio
Audio by Debashis Sinha
Photo Credit: Scott Lee (Cambridge), Toni Hafkenscheid (Toronto)
This installation explores our ambivalent attitude to nature. While we indiscriminately treat land as a resource, we simultaneously use it as a source of comfort, as seen by the multitude of nature videos found online as meditation aids. In “A Meditation”, an architectural scene constructed by these videos slowly scrolls by. Gradually the imagery shifts to reveal the inherent contradictions in our thinking about the natural world.
Exhibition History: 2019 Karachi Biennale of Art (Karachi, Pakistan); 2020 Prefix ICA (Toronto); 2022 Cambridge Art Galleries (Cambridge)