FADE
02:53, Single Channel Video
Raising awareness of the ‘cultural other’ is a continual, meditative process. The voice can’t be raised just once, or else it fades…
Exhibitions:
  • Wyndham Art Prize, Wyndham Art Gallery, 2017

      (Winner of People’s Choice Award)

  • CHINDIA, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, February 2018

  • Home and Away, The Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, Jan 2019

  • Home and Away, The Project Space, Geelong, Jan 2020

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Pyre
03:06, Single Channel Video
The process of repetitively placing over nine thousand matchsticks on a hand-drawn lotus made me embrace a meditative state of personal reflection. The structure when set alight cathartically released the disquietude surrounding my identity and search for home 
Exhibitions:
  • Wyndham Art Prize, Wyndham Art Gallery, 2018

  • Site of Passage, Customs House, Sydney, April 2018

  • Home and Away, The Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, Jan 2019

  • Everything that exists in the Current, Due West Festival, Footscray, Nov 2019

  • Home and Away, The Project Space, Geelong, Jan 2020

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Settle, 2018
Settle
Slumped glass bowl, Spliced solid braid nylon rope, Metal links, Red sand, Rice flour
Set on the sacred lands of the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation, as the red soil trickles its way onto the heart of the Alpona, I negotiate my way through the complicacies of my Home and Away... 
Exhibitions:
  • Testing Place, The Project Space, Geelong, Nov 2018

  • Home and Away, The Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, Jan 2019

  • Home and Away, The Project Space, Geelong, Jan 2020

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Inflate, 2019.
INFLATE
Aluminum Framing, Velvet Fabric, Cotton Rope, Single Channel Audio
Inflate reflects on the augmented notions the colonisers possessed of themselves, their vain frivolities and their bitter realities... 
Exhibitions:
  • Home and Away, The Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, Jan 2019

  • Wyndham Art Prize, Wyndham Art Gallery, 2019

  • Home and Away, The Project Space, Geelong, Jan 2020

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Time Travel, 2019
Time Travel
Neon Signage
The notion of place is a common denominator; it creates the circumstantial need for the establishment of an authentic identity, constitutive of the ‘cultural other’. However, is space constant? Questioning of the shared subjectivity in relation to space and identity has prompted this work. I play with the dates on which I have moved home, and country, in the last thirty-five years, their respective sky-maps and the strong astrological significance of the movement of stars amongst the Bengali and Aboriginal peoples. Joining the dots magically draws a home, a time travelled authentic home which is a necessity but an impossibility of the future.
Exhibitions:
  • Home and Away, The Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, Jan 2019

  • Nillumbik Art Prize, Nillumbik Shire, Monstalvat, 2019

  • Home and Away, The Project Space, Geelong, Jan 2020

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Home and Away

Anindita Banerjee, Final Examination