Jeanno Gaussi’s Peraan-e-Tombaan [Pant and Shirt] is a performance-based video installation in which a group of dancers appear to be dressed in traditional Afghan men’s clothing. Upon closer examination, the costumes are in fact stitched from fabric used for military and police uniforms. Past is thus juxtaposed with militarised present in an unsettlingly powerful work that reflects the artist’s sustained concern with the complexity of remembrance, perception and reality.
Location: National College of Arts (NCA)
Date: January 28, 2020
To view her complete talk, please visit: Jeanno Gaussi at LB02 discussing her work