• ‘They Walk Among Us, Don’t They’ | Bangalore, India

    A solo show by Sarasija Subramanian, one of the participants in the Building Bridges project, at 1 Shanti Road in Bangalore, opening this Friday, October 26th and running through Monday 29th.

     

    'They Walk Among Us, Don't They'

     

    Opening: Friday, October 26th

    Time: 6:00pm

    Dates: October 26th - 29th, 2018

    Venue: 1 Shanti Road, Shanti Nagar, Bangalore, India

     

     

     

    The projects that Sarasija Subramanian is exhibiting at 1 Shanthiroad, Bangalore deals with the re-fictionalizing of existing narratives - one an excerpt from Homer's Odyssey and the other tales of Irish Sea Monsters.

    A community who play a small and seemingly inconsequential part in Homer’s Odyssey, the Lotus Eaters are but a blip in a voyage of epic proportions - yet it weaves a significant metaphor. Hundreds of men, after fighting and winning a war for the ages, are so enamoured by a small community of individuals who live their lives in absolute apathy, that they no longer felt the yearning to go home. A suspension occurs within the epic, and the army belongs to the plant (referred to as the lotus), as Homer attributes these feelings/sensations to a plant that they consume.

    For the other, in Ireland, and other parts of Northern Europe, there exists a synonymity between the sea and the ununderstood. Oscillating between fear, a lack of control and yet undeniable yearning, man forges a relationship with the sea through a series of stories –  the speculative is mostly fantastical.

    Both being appropriated and mapped through speculations, the work looks at our relationship with the unknown; either as the object of our desire, or as an escape.