An exhibition of in-process works by 9 artists from the Nafa/Univ. Huddersfield; MA in Contemporary Practice programme. Held at The Substation gallery from 15th – 18th December 2006. The project blog is at: squareofinfinity.wordpress.com
Unbrick II (detail); Bricks wrap stitched with cotton batik painting, 21cm x 10cm x 6.5cm x variable quantity.
Excerpt from exhibition catalogue:
Are we bound by purpose? In this installation, Kamal stitched his batik painting onto numerous bricks, giving a most basic and conventional form a new façade, hence challenging our perception of its function. The batik paintings are also taken out of the typical presentation mode – within a picture frame – and returned to its original purpose: attire adorning a body.
This installation questions our perception of form, function and identity. Kamal is presently investigating the medium of Batik and its application in contemporary art practice. His work mostly concerns issues of identity and cultural diversity.
Bricks wearing Kamal; Bricks wrap stitched with cotton batik painting, 21cm x 10cm x 6.5cm x 2 quantity.
Unbrick; Bricks wrap stitched with cotton batik painting, 21cm x 10cm x 6.5cm x 10 quantity.
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