Avega~ The Passion ( 2012)

The Passion explores the characters of three women from the Indian epic Ramayana, as archetypal figures. Set in fantasy environments, fateful incidents from the epic are played out on a spectacular stage  with elaborate costuming and lighting to create powerful atmospheres. Various genres of image making are referred to, resulting in richly layered hybrids with multiple references.

The work is in three parts:

Chala / Intrigue ~ Kaikeyi: About the stepmother of the hero Prince Rama, who intrigues to banish hlm to the forest

Indrajaala / Seduction ~ Surpanakha: About the demoness who tries to seduce him in the forest and whose nose is cut off

Apaharana / Abduction~ Sita: About the wife of prince Rama who is abducted by the demon Ravana in the forest

Chala/ Intrigue

Where the Queen Kaikeyi’s mind is poisoned by her faithful maid
Set of six sepia coloured archival inkjet prints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Palace 

archival inkjet print, image size: 48in X 38.4in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Betrayal

archival inkjet print, image size: 48in X 32in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Anguish

archival inkjet print, Image size 48in x 38in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chess Game

archival inkjet print, Image size 32in x 48in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Anger Room

archival inkjet print, Image size 32in x 48in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

War

archival inkjet print, Image size 48in x 32in

Indrajaala / Seduction ( video)

Where the Demoness Surpanakha’s nose is cut off by the Prince Lakshmana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indrajaala / Seduction

3 channel or single channel, B&W video, 4.6 min, silent, HD

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Apaharana / Abduction

in which the Princess Sita is abducted
set of 9 Archival inkjet prints in colour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pond

Archival inkjet print in colour, Image size 32in x 48in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The forest

Archival inkjet print Image size 32in x 48in

 

The Mist

Ravishment

The Battle on the Ground

Flight

The Cloud Battle

Nightmare / Odalisque

Mrugayati / The Hunt ( 2012 )

Stop motion, colour, 1 min

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