Untitled, 2015 - 2018

Basel 2018
Chemould Prescott Road
Sculpture
cane
37.0 x 48.0 x 48.0 (cm)
14.6 x 18.9 x 18.9 (inch)
Her decade long research inspired by the idea of protection for the female form, the Terracotta Army, and the contemporary societal set up, has led Shakuntala Kulkarni to create a multimedia exploration. She learnt the craft of cane making to make the the armour she adorns while being digitally recorded through the lanes of Mumbai and as part of her film Julus. Deconstructed into these pedestals here, these cane sculptures now carry the embedded memory of having been part of her journey as a zen warrior traversing and reclaiming an important narrative of history.