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Void Structures
Void Structures
Clay and River bed soil
2021

The Void Structures series brings to life the act of digging and its
effects. Archeological excavation creates hollow spaces, and the
sites I visited are full of them.The deep empty forms of
Harappan wells also suggest void structures.The medium of Void
Structures, cotton, references local history:the oldest fragments of
spun and woven cotton are associated with the Indus Valley
Civilization.Affixing layer upon layer of cotton muslin, collected
from various parts of India, parallels the painstaking process of
excavation, while individually incising each layer intensifies the
perception of depth and mystery.All works were on display at the South Asia Institute, while the series is divided between Lahore and Delhi.The missing pieces in each location are suggested by mounted plain muslin frames.