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Anishta Chooramun

The Kathakers 0:38 – 0:11 (storytellers),2019

Kathakers: Take a Bow I is part of a series of sculptures inspired by a dance called Kathak. Kathak dance originated from the travelling bards of North India who are referred to as Kathakars or storytellers. The Kathakars communicate stories through rhythmic foot movements, hand gestures, facial expressions, and eye work, as a form of sign language. Chooramun incorporated these expressive dance movements into the sculptures. 

Movement, symbolic performance and allegory is at the heart of Chooramun’s Kathaker sculptures. The bright colours of the sculptures refer to the vibrant outfits work by Kathak dancers during performances.

Mediumconcrete fabric, birch ply, steel, copper, corrugated paper, glass
Dimensions195 x 70 x 60 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4225
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Anishta Chooramun, The Kathakers 0:38 – 0:11 (storytellers),, 2019, concrete fabric, birch ply, steel, copper, corrugated paper, glass, 195 x 70 x 60 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021, 2021

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About the Artist

Anishta Chooramun

Anishta Chooramun’s work is informed by the diverse components that create our society and her work explores themes of culture, perception and identity through materiality. Chooramun examines how people co-exist and how one completes the other. The artist’s sculptures create an abstract jigsaw puzzle. Audiences are invited to move through the installed work and visually piece together the fragments of the puzzle. Born in Mauritius, Anishta Chooramun currently lives, works and studies in Dublin. A recent graduate from IADT Dún Laoghaire with a BA (Hons) in Art, Chooramun is currently completing an MA in Art Research and collaboration (ARC).  Chooramun was awarded the RHA Graduate Studio Award, at the RDS Visual Arts Awards, 2018.  
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