6 October - 24 November 2014
Curated by Verity Hayward
Soaked is a part of Kawita Vatanajyankur's performative video series, Tools, in which she aims to reconstruct the elements of traditional seventeenth-century painting, often portraying a female figure positioned as a still object within a domestic work space. Vatanajyankur's work illustrates the relationship between the female body and domestic objects, which confront each other, almost violently, until the body is pressured and succumbs to work with the object, merge with it and become part of it. Eventually, the body is transformed into a domestic tool. The action and reaction of the body reflects the physical, psychological and cultural aspects of female endurance, physical resilience, strength and insecurity.
Image: Soaked, 2013, HD video, 03:02min.
Courtesy of the artist.