Bodies at sea
Archives Exhibition at NCBS ( National Centre of Biological Sciences, Bangalore)
Artist and Curatorial Lead: Devika Sundar
Exhibition Design Lead: Kamini Rao / Studio Slip
"Bodies need water, but water also needs a body. Water is always sometime, someplace, somewhere. Even in our aqueous connections, bodies and their others/worlds are still differentiated. The question, then, of “what is” is never sufficient. How is it? Where is it? When is it?"
-Astrida Neimanis, Hydrofeminism: Or, On Becoming a Body of Water
In “Bodies at Sea” we traverse the boundaries between the visible and unknown, examining the hidden complexity of our interior bodies alongside oceanic bodies of the deep sea. Through our explorations, we search and discover an uncanny, affectual and visual synergy between internal bodyscapes to marine forms and aquatic environments. Responding to a collection of visual, textual, material and audio archives across medical and marine journals and databases - we particularly trace layers that lie invisible, curious, obscure and yet to be unearthed in these mirroring environments.