“Facing Space”_The Story of Space_GOA

A site-specific collaborative project with Karin Van De Molen (Netherlands) for The Story of Space 2017 held in the city of Panjim, Goa, INDIA.

Although space has no borders, beginning or end, we tend to divide it into confined pieces. We erect fences, borders and draw lines on maps. Even the air and the waters cannot escape. In our installation project Facing Space in the Luis Gomes Park, Panjim, we make these spaces visible. We confined these spaces to look like cages, imprisoning a palm tree, the headspace above a concrete bench, the shadow space beneath the banyan tree and finally the statue space of Luis Gomes (a Goan-Portugese freedom fighter). These bamboo constructions define the object that is enclosed and raise questions about the space they occupy. The statue pushes his boundaries with his elbow opening the  hatch, suggesting the possibility of dissolving borders in space.

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Although space has no borders, beginning or end, we tend to divide it into confined pieces. We erect fences, borders and draw lines on maps. Even the air and the waters cannot escape. In our installation project Facing Space in the Luis Gomes Park, Panjim, we make these spaces visible. We confined these spaces to look like cages, imprisoning a palm tree, the headspace above a concrete bench, the shadow space beneath the banyan tree and finally the statue space of Luis Gomes (a Goan-Portugese freedom fighter). These bamboo constructions define the object that is enclosed and raise questions about the space they occupy. The statue pushes his boundaries with his elbow opening the  hatch, suggesting the possibility of dissolving borders in space.

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