Finding Emotions in Fabric

Published: 25th September 2015 05:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 05:16 AM   |  A+A-


How can - at a first glance - simple fabric, a piece of cloth tell emotional, deeply personal yet universal stories of conflict and war? A Mumbai-based visual artist Baptist Coelho knows. He has been researching the conflict in Siachen Glacier since almost ten years, expressing his observations through art. The multimedia exhibition Thread By Thread at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad displays his earlier works, comprised by fabrics and materials used by the Siachen soldiers. Through installations, photographs and sound the artist focuses on the life of the soldier not as a machine of war but as a man with emotions and vulnerabilities. Coelho is trying to reveal and understand conflict and war through observations and conversations that have been woven into the fabric of the lives of people, whether directly or indirectly affected.

The opening of the exhibition will be followed by a panel discussion “Border Stories and The Role Of Fabric” on 10 October. This is related to the theme of the exhibition which seeks to explore the impact of conflict and war through the medium of textiles that are used by soldiers on the Siachen Glacier. The exhibition will start on October 9 and will go on till October 25.

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