When the Other Stares Back: Part II

Wrapped, 2021
Papyrus, 2022
Memory Shadow, 2022
Bundled, 2022
Step In, 2022
Untitled, 2022
Lockdown, 2022
The Profiteer, 2017
The Custodian of Untold Truth-I, 2020
The Custodian of Untold Truth-II, 2020
Baffled Brothers-I, 2017
Baffled Brothers-II, 2017
Baffled Brothers-III, 2017
Twigs to Creepers, 2018
Remaining Roots, 2019
Wild Grass, 2019
Regenerative Nature, 2018
Every Bit of Earth is a Bit of You - I, 2019
Every Bit of Earth is a Bit of You - II, 2019
From the Primordial Ooze I, 2018
From the Primordial Ooze IV, 2018
From the Primordial Ooze V, 2018
From the Primordial Ooze II, 2018
From the Primordial Ooze III, 2018
From the Primordial Ooze VI,  
Uncharted Terrains Crater Fluids, 2014
Vital to Life, Drifter & Wanderer III, 2021
Vital to Life, Drifter & Wanderer IV, 2021
Bhola, 2020
Mutton Street 1, 2018
Beadon Street, 2020
22-July to 30-September-2022

The exhibition brings together the works of six artists whose layered works essay an inter-generational conversation about cunning contaminants and mutinous materialities that trick us into giddier spirals of consumption / transmutation. Each artist stages an encounter with non-human actants - plankton, animals, plants - that are caught up in a helpless becoming at the hands of man. Ranging from melancholic to monstrous, these becomings herald dystopias to come - landscapes bent out of shape and grown allergic to our existence as a species. Speculative or documentary, the works are rooted within urban environments that the artists came to inhabit, exposing these seemingly civilized spaces as nested sites of multi-species cohabitation and conflict. Seduced into an inhospitable territory, the viewer is fixed and surveyed by a gaze that is utterly alien. The other's abysmal gaze - impenetrable as it is unforgiving - demands accountability and pronounces judgement.