Bombay based queer-feminist artist Tejal Shah‘s visionary and imaginary video work “Between The Waves” was my favorite piece shown at last year’s Documenta 13 and still haunts me. The installation cosists of 5 different “cannels”, which are projected on two screens, showing goodess-like one-horned creatures in a post-civilized environment. The films follow a utopian and dystopian approach at the same time, showing a world that has obviously suffered from the collapse of the eco-system, but at the same time is imbued with new transgressive forms of spirituality, technology, gender-identity, sexuality and body practice.
If you have the chance to be in Munich in the next few weeks you will be able to “Between The Waves” it it’s full beauty, since it will be exhibited at Tejal Shah’s German gallery Barbara Gross in conjunction with Munich’s Cinema of Art week. The exhibition opens tonight (April 25th) and will run until the 1st of June. The opening includes a guided walk by the artist which will start at 6pm. You find a short video excerpt of “Between The Waves” on Vimeo and some preview pictures below.
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