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Kawita Vatanajyankur

Performing Textiles Series

In this video, Kawita Vatanajyankur explains her interactions with the world through her experiences during field studies, interviews, and sharing ideas with different communities and workers. She shares hidden mythologies, use of materials and colours behind the symbolism within the work and their relations to current oppression in the modern world of fast consumption — in particular, the exploitation of labourers. Vatanajyankur also discusses her individual embodied knowledge during the performances; the messages that are realised during the actions, reactions and the experiences in-between. Towards the end of the video, Vatanajyankur elaborates on why art is more powerful when it is outside of the art world.