My Sister’s Coven, 2019 consists of more than forty metres of fabric, twisted and wrung, pierced and supported by sterile steel hung from the ceiling like a hanging carcass in an abattoir above a tall ceramic plinth. The artwork is a response to the artists big sister who died of cervical cancer, alone, a thousand miles away from the family in 2004. Singh has chosen to use a thin, threadbare cloth in the work. Growing up in South Asia, this fabric was worn by monks, priests, sadhus, yogis and the various shamans and witch doctors. Amongst the Sikh, the same fabric is worn as a turban. The fabric itself comes with a gesture, a magical ritual with which it is adorned.
|Medium||Fabric, metal ribbon, ceramic plinth, wool|
|Dimensions||Object size, 200 x 70 x 70 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
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