Sunday, 12 August 2018

Shilpa Gupta

Shilpa Gupta lives and works in Mumbai, India, This year she is exhibiting; 'For in your tongue I cannot hide: 100 Jailed Poets', as part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival at the Fire Station ECA. This was a visual and sound installation in the dark tiled confines of the gallery space.

 A multitude of Microphones suspended from the ceiling are ready to whisper in your ears and in the heavy darkness, just visible, the impaled thoughts and poems of political prisoners.

It moved me. I could too easily imagine my words impaled, my thoughts and dreams caged, my love outside the walls.

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