Shilpa Gupta: Deep below, the sky flows under our feet
This neon-based light installation consists of the words, ‘Deep below, the sky flows under our feet.’ It is intended to be viewed from below and reminds the viewer that individuals live on the other side of the globe. The sky functions as the background of this piece – evoking day dreaming. A structure will be created so that viewers may lay down and look up at the work.
To see at
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Shilpa Gupta employs performance, video, photography, sculpture, and new media to realize her artistic vision. Words are carefully intertwined with visual elements in order to provide a deeper level of understanding. Through this synthesis of text and image, the artist tackles issues of war, security, hope, identity, and borders. While Gupta’s work is inspired by life in India, it truly looks at larger global phenomenon.
Gupta (b.1976) lives and works in Mumbai, India where she has studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts. She has exhibited internationally and represented India in the 2015 Venice Biennale.