MY RECENT INSTALLATION
for ‘CARE Package c/o New Delhi India’
Group show by women artists of Asian or Asian descent at India International Centre until November15, 2013
Shelly Jyoti :
RECIPROCITY OF LOVE: SHAGUN 2013
‘Beyond batuaas 101 : Textiles as gift Containers’
While textile container may perform the practical function of holding, carrying and covering everyday items, they are also objects of creativity made with a designing and purposeful eye. ‘Beyond the Batuaas101’ celebrates the use of textiles as utilitarian containers on joyous occasions and gift giving practice. Symbolically, the exchange of ‘money envelopes’ occurs during all auspicious family events from illness until the last journey of death from generations in India. A contemporary dialogue of ‘Gift giving’ is an expression of universal love and a part of the unwritten social contract that embodies strong cultural, socio-political, and economic codings.
inspired by Marcel Mauss book “Gift”1923 which notes the expressions of love that helps balances the power of relationships in the tradition of reciprocity and gift exchange.The hanging site specific investigates the manipulation of varied richly coloured textile envelopes suspended at different heights with sacred red ,yellow, green thread ‘mouli’.The installation explores the placement and richness of silk brocade to heighten the visual effect.view more;https://www.facebook.com/shelly.jyoti/media_set?set=a.10152007722694577.1073741841.550454576&type=1