Gustavo

Tash Kahn invited each SqW:Lab fellow to give her a selection of photographs taken from their local environments that were inspired by something they saw in Mumbai and could be recorded repeatedly.

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Tash Kahn invited each SqW:Lab fellow to give her a selection of photographs taken from their local environments that were inspired by something they saw in Mumbai and could be recorded repeatedly.

Sameer Kulavoor

Tash Kahn invited each SqW:Lab fellow to give her a selection of photographs taken from their local environments that were inspired by something they saw in Mumbai and could be recorded repeatedly.

The Tale Tellers – John Ros

SqW:Lab fellows were invited to interpret their favourite story, song or poem via a series of images that represent key plot points within that story for an ongoing project by Charlie Levine called The Tale Tellers.

Each selection of images tells a complete tale.

The Creative Process – James Baldwin

01. Perhaps the primary distinction of the artist is that he must
actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid:
the state of being alone.
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02. The states of birth, suffering, love and death, are extreme states:
extreme, universal, and inescapable.
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03. And a higher level of consciousness among the people is the only
hope we have, nor or in the future, of minimizing the human damage.
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04. The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must
drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer
hides.

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05. I am really trying to make clear the nature of the artist’s
responsibility to his society.

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06. That nation is healthiest which has the least necessity to distrust
or ostracize or victimize these people — whom, as I say, we honor, once
they are gone, because, somewhere in our hearts, we know we cannot live
without them.

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07. Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society
is a lover’s war, and he does, at his best, what lovers do, which is to
reveal the beloved to himself, and with that revelation, make freedom real.

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The Tale Tellers – Charlie Levine

SqW:Lab fellows were invited to interpret their favourite story, song or poem via a series of images that represent key plot points within that story for an ongoing project by Charlie Levine called The Tale Tellers.

Each selection of images tells a complete tale.

A Very Young Person 1865-1878 – Rudyard Kipling

1 every card in my working life

John Ros

2 daybreak, light and colour

Tash Kahn

3 the memory of early morning walks to the Bombay fruit market

Sameer Kulavoor

4 I held his hand and looked at the dimly-seen, friendly gods

Gustavo S Ferro

5 I have always felt the menacing darkness of tropical eventides

Charlie Levine

6 Towers of Silence

Sutapa Biswas

7 we were sent to the dining-room after we had dressed

Katsushi Goto

8 a stuffed leopard’s head on the nursery wall

Rose Van Mierlo

9 Far across green spaces around the house was a marvellous place

Vishwa Shroff

10 I have thought well of hens ever since.

Thomas Tsang

The Tale Tellers – Rose Van Mierlo

SqW:Lab fellows were invited to interpret their favourite story, song or poem via a series of images that represent key plot points within that story for an ongoing project by Charlie Levine called The Tale Tellers.

Each selection of images tells a complete tale.

A Natural Disaster – Lydia Davis

  1. In our home here by the rising sea we will not last much longer.

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2. The cold and damp will certainly get us in the end, because it is no longer possible to leave: the cold has cracked open the only road away from here, the sea has risen and filled the cracks down by the marsh where it is low, has sunk and left salt crystals lining the cracks, has risen again higher and made the road impassible.

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3. The sea washes up through the pipes into our basins, and our drinking water is brackish.

francesca woodman, 'my house, providence, rhode island', 1976, ingleby

4. Mollusks have appeared in our front yard and our garden and we can’t walk without crushing their shells with every step.

louise bourgeois. les mullesques (mollusks), state iii. (c. 1948)

5. […] Now we have moved into the upper rooms of the house and at the window watching the fish flash through the branches of our peach tree. […]

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6. What we wash and hang out the upstairs window to dry freezes: our shirts and pants make strange writhing shapes on the line.

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7. […] Much of the day, now, we stay in bed under heavy , sour blankets; the wooden walls are wet through; the sea enters the cracks at the windowsills and trickles down to the floor.

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8. There are three left, and we are all weak, can’t sleep but lightly, can’t think but with confusion, don’t speak, and hardly see light and dark anymore, only dimness and shadow.

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The Tale Tellers – Vishwa Shroff

SqW:Lab fellows were invited to interpret their favourite story, song or poem via a series of images that represent key plot points within that story for an ongoing project by Charlie Levine called The Tale Tellers.

Each selection of images tells a complete tale.

Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players), 1924 – Munshi Premchand ( Hindi short-story)

1. Christian and Muslim Playing Chess. A picture from the book of Alfonso X

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2. A Company school painting,India, Kolkata, 19th century Illustrating a street scene in Kolkata

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3. Nawab Nasir al-Din Haidar , second King of Oudh , by Muhammad Azam Musavvir, India, Lucknow, circa 1830

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4. Dicken’s comprehensive pictures of the Great Exhibition 1851

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5. Recreation of Peruggia stealing the Mona Lisa.

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6. David Hockney – Card Players

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7. Moral levitation – Gaganendranath Tagore

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8.  Company School Painting from the MET collection attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya (active 1830s–40s)

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9. Illustration of Garden Cockfight by Yōshū Chikanobu, 1898

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10. British Indian Army poster (from WW1) from Colonial India written in Urdu.

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11. Soldiers of the Indian Army in Egypt (the Seaforth Highlanders still wear the trews of the old 72nd Regiment)

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