hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives
2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper,
black boards, wooden vitrines, unfired clay, postcard
Installation view, Kiswire Suyeong Factory, 10th Busan Biennale, Korea
 
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Hyphenated Lives is a re-imagining of fantastical mutations within the natural world, where new hybridized species of birds and animals, trees and flowers otherwise foregrounded as national symbols and proclaimed by nations as their own, symbolically get combined, with the hyphen serving to unify the otherwise conflicted nations they represent. Reena Kallat felt the need to turn to species other than the human race to tell us how to share the planet, where the existence of one depends on the other or the disappearance of one species affects the other adversely.
One of the motifs in the making of these works is the electrical cable. These conduits of contact that transmit ideas and information, bringing people together, become painstakingly woven entanglements that morph into barbed wires like barriers. Such explorations into ideas of independence and interdependence, directed at our individual conflicted selves and our relationship with others as neighbours or as nations, prod us to think of the many bonds and borders that make our complex existence.
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hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Danube River) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
27 x 40 in. l 69 x 102 cm.
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Sun-poe) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
41 x 28 in. l 104 x 71 cm
 

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hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Jordon River) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
40 x 27 in. l 102 x 68 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Edel-ip) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
40 x 27 in. l 102 x 68 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Saker swallow) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
41 x 28 in. l 104 x 71 cm
 

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hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Ti-khor) - 2015
charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 27 in. l 56 x 69 cm.
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Sham-rose) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
40 x 27 in. l 102 x 68 cm
 
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hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (GBM) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
54 x 38 in. l 137 x 97 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (Pea-yel) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper
28 x 32 in. l 71 x 81 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (Man-yan) - 2016
Gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 30 in. l 56 x 76 x 5 cm.
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (Oak-palm) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 30 in. l 56 x 76 x 5 cm.
 

hyphenatedlives detail: wooden vitrine, archival prints on paper
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives Mari - rose (Stamp) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
18 x 13 in. l 46 x 33 cm
 
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hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives Edel-ip(Stamp) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 30 in. l 56 x 76 x 5 cm.
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (Sess-yal) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 30 in. l 56 x 76 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives ((Cy-oak) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
22 x 30 in. l 56 x 76 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (Deo-yan) - 2014
charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
25 x 24.5 in. l 64 x 62 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated Lives (Ti-khor) - 2015
charcoal, ink and electric wire on Fabriano paper
32 x 42 in. l 81 x 106 cm.
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (Cob ger) - 2016
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
40 x 28 in. l 102 x 71 cm
 
hyphenatedlives Hyphenated lives (Pea-kar) - 2015
gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on deckle - edge handmade paper
62 x 36 in. l 157 x 91 cm.
 
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