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Because you crossed that line..

Paper Weave, magnified passport images digital print and map.

18 x 24 feet each (Set of four)

2019

Because you crossed that line.. is a four-part paper weave. From the first two sets, the left side work is a weaving of the state map of Odisha with my magnified passport photo with the text Native weaved on the bottom whereas the right side work is a weaving of my grandfather's enlarged passport weaved with the same Odisha map with text Migrant weaved on the bottom. The same portrait is again weaved on the next two works where the left work is a weaving of my passport photo with Bangladesh map with the text Migrant weaved on the bottom and my grandfather's image weaved with Bangladesh map with the text Native weaved on the bottom depicting the cross-relation we posse from both the lands and the transitional relationship between the two-term Native and Migrant.

Displayed at Exhibit 320, as part of Art and Design Week, New Delhi & Inside the fibre, a group show curated by Soma Bhowmik, Artsacre Museum, Kolkata.

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