Singh’s work explore ideas around the vulnerable body and its pain, interrogating the economies of power that deny it space and shape. Often focused on the power of ritual action in the construction of the social body, his practice explores the ways the human body unfolds around various topographic and symbolic borders.
This work includes metres of thin, orange cloth, wrapped around a twisted piece of metal. 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, Copper tubbing|
|Dimensions||110 x 80 x 30 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021, 2021|
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