BY SHIVANJANI LAL
Yaad Karo: To remember, to stitch together and piece fragments of history for both collective and individual remembrance. To recenter knowledge, to account for colonial and personal histories. To allow something invisible to become visible. To hold space for ancestors – past, present and future.
Yaad Karo is a new work by Shivanjani Lal which looks at the history of migration that links her personal history to the indentured labour communities of India and the Pacific. Through a process-driven practice that uses labour as a tool to account for the trajectories of labour across oceans, Lal uses stitching to create visible links that record the journeys made by her community and herself: connecting and remaking the lines of connection. In looking at shipping documents and in using a map which centres Australia between these oceans, she reframes this history by acknowledging the role of Australia as the localised colonial presence.
View the digital catalogue HERE.
27 March – 13 April
Opening Night: 27 March 6pm
Artist talk: 13 April 3pm, in conversation with Sancintya Mohini Simpson
Image credit: Yaad Karo by Shivanjani Lal, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.