Dislocated Traces
2014
HD video | 6.20 min. | Color | Sound


With reference to the Hindu rite of Durga Puja, in which figures of the goddess Durga are thrown into the River Ganges to symbolize the perishing of the old which in turn allows the emergence of something new, Dislocated Traces features four objects of perfect basic geometric shapes that are carried through the narrow lanes of the ancient city of Varanasi down to the river. They are loaded onto boats from which they are later placed in the middle of the river. The concrete passive forms meet with a dynamic movement of constant renewal. Every matter becomes a vanishing trace in India's holy river. The objects float slowly like in a minimalist installation until they disappear into the distance.