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.
|Medium||concrete fabric, birch ply, steel, copper, corrugated paper, glass|
|Dimensions||Unframed, 195 x 70 x 60 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Artist Anishta Chooramun was born in Mauritius and lives and works in Dublin. Informed by the diverse components that create our society, her interactive work explores themes of culture, perception and identity through materiality and participation. Chooramun examines how people co-exist and how one completes the other. The artist’s sculptures create an abstract jigsaw puzzle. Chooramun was awarded the RHA Graduate Studio Award, at the RDS Visual Arts Awards, 2018.View Artist
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