Of Waves and Spirals - Almanac (Italy)
My film A Refinement features in this exhibition at Almanac (Turin, Italy), curated by Vashish Soobah.
Waves, shells and sugar. Fragmented memories, lost, then rediscovered and mended. These are some of the themes that weave the red thread of this Mauritian exhibition. But just like the island of Mauritius, the exhibition wayfarers and intersects multiple geographies and histories.
The title of the collection recalls the natural elements of the island and the movements of its inhabitants and diasporas, where the latter reconnect via an oceanic, yet digital dimension. The movement that is performed is partly circular. It reminisces Glissant's words in 'Introduction to a Poetics of Diversity', where the author explains the diasporic paradox of an “all [that] starts from one place and comes back to it, moving in a circle." Yet at the same time, such movement moves from its point of origin and extends outwards. Not a closed circle, but a spiral that infinitely extends from its centre.