Karail

Karail, 2017
HD video installation
Two channels, 13 min. 57 sec. each

The work was realized after a one-month artistic research stay in Dhaka, and depicts the self-organized settlement Karail Basti in a fragmentary manner. Utilizing wood and corrugated iron, the installation emphasizes the settlement’s vernacular materiality and tectonics. It carries fragments of the everyday: a “LUCKY” brick and a painted zebu figure in reference to Cow Brand sheet metal. Two original videos show alternate modes of spatial perception: a walk-through video projected on corrugated iron meanders through Karail Basti’s labyrinthine passages, maintaining its rationalist one-point perspective; a video shown on a CRT monitor zooms into the sensuality of human-material interactions.

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