A Balasubramaniam’s project
Balasubramaniam was involved in the sensory perception of ambiguous polar phenomena and a translation of this into material form. In one work, 700 porcipine (ish) wooden needles painted first red, then black were inserted into an inverted pot projecting 360° in all directions. It was the space between them that interested him, the ambiguity of the positive and negative, the blurring of the outline. He placed this ‘small animal’ in the junction pit of the water ducts which was painted in the junction pit of the water ducts which was painted a corrosive red. A heavy drone in the sound piece created the atmosphere. Another work placed 13 mirrors framed with straw along a straight line. The watering mirrors reflected the changing sky. In ‘thanks to the sky’ he mixed paper pulp in water, allowing it to evaporate and return to the sky.