The Social Marriage
Sovan Kumar, for this project, used all the marriage accessories: invitation cards printed on the wall, the motif of the banana tree on the top of a sacred pitcher, the symbolic bride on both sides of the door of his room.
In front of a pond, I performed as a groom seated on a presentation/gift box being costumed in the groom’s attire. Separately, I decorated a trolley as a bedroom with a floral tent anointed with motifs from the Kamasutra. The whole project was a celebration of my marriage ceremony. A satire on the process and methodology of marriage, where the marrying humans are nothing more than sensibly paralyzed dolls – they become social toys being sacrificed theatrically to fulfil the purpose of a ritual.