“Coral bones/La mer, Models for Meteors” by Pavitra Wickramasinghe


  • ©, Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Coral bones/La mer, Models for Meteors
  • ©, Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Coral bones/La mer, Models for Meteors
  • ©, Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Coral bones/La mer, Models for Meteors

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    Coral bones/La mer, Models for Meteors

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    “Arriving at each new city, the traveller finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.” – Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities, 16

    The act of migration, of moving from one place to another voluntarily or by force, evokes an awareness of citizenship and belonging. If here is both subjective and physical, what information do we need to figure out where we are? Currently, Pavitra Wickramasinghe explores the notion of “here”. The sense of place and locale plays a large part in her work. Wickramasinghe plays with imagery that provokes notions of travelling, the fluidity of place and memory. Wickramasinghe wants to capture the desire to be here and everywhere at the same time.


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