Sumakshi Singh, Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014

, June 22, 2024

One of the most interesting works was by Indian artist Sumakshi Singh's, whose 'In, Between the Pages' weaved mythology with the history of Kerala. In her installation, historical and mythical images - from the arrival of Vasco da Gama in Kerala to the depiction of the tales of the Naga Kingdoms - were projected onto huge scrolls of paper with paintings of trees and flowers. "The projection was movement-sensitive; so, as we walked through the nstallation, it felt like we were walking through a beautifully illustrated history book. The projected animations brought to life various images - a flock of brilliant azure birds, whirling planets, a grand Portuguese galleon, its navigation guided by a starry sky.