O Bach Oye ! (Hey, Beware!)

Installation : Collected Natural Specimens + Objects

 

Installation Views(2019)


Discussions of safety often include mention of related terms. Security is one such term. With time the definitions between these two have often become interchanged, equated, and frequently appear juxtaposed in the same sentence. Somehow we are left to conclude whether they comprise a redundancy. This confuses the uniqueness that should be reserved for each by itself. When seen as unique, as we intend here, each term will assume its rightful place in influencing and being influenced by the other. What do these terms mean in context of natural science and how does it relate to humans if we are isolated from the very notion of it, via the virtue of artificiality that now defines our safety and security as compared to plants, animals and insects and other beings. Does the need to secure our own-ness drive us to erase the safety of the other? The work examines this by placing the tools/means of human defence, compared to specimens that define the defence of those from the natural world. The placing of these as objects in the same physical space, brings back the examination to the raw-most identity of what those ‘means’ are in terms of their very existence, as an observation and also as a measure.