Building ontology

A growing archive comprising new vocabulary for the dying craft of Indian glass bangle-making. I have been collaborating with traditional bangle makers to revive their craft, and explore new sculptural possibilities for the bangle. Exhibited first at Dakshinachitra, Art Chennai in 2014. Most recent exhibition at National Museum, Riga, Latvia in 2021

Year: 2014 onwards
Dimensions: Variable, subject to min. 245 × 90 × 90 cm
Media: Glass bangles, subject to various manipulations.


Detail of the installation.

 

 

 

Object experiments in the archive

 

 

 

An excerpt of the seamless bangle making process. Demonstrated by Izhtak Ali, Purdilnagar, India.

Installation tour @ the Voice of Glass Collaborative exhibition at National Museum, Riga, Latvia in 2021. Timestamp of relevance : 1:02 – 1:50

Video about process at Museum of Glass residency, Tacoma. Credit : MoG Tacoma