Silkscreen print, Hand fan, Speaker, digital screen
This work is an ongoing documentation of the memories of our home through the memories of the existing women in the family who came to India during/after the partition.
Rotate the hath-pakha (hand-fan) to listen to Bani thakuma's memories.
Do you remember the sultry, sleepless power-cut nights, when I would sleep next to you, the breeze of the rotating hath-pakha, (hand-fan) in your hand creating a cool background rhythm to the stories of partition you would tell us. As we travelled with the night into a deeper darkness, your stories wove themselves through my sense of being. These are the indelible memories of home, memories of belonging and of my childhood.