Rosamond S. King
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EROS is an installation of several mounds of henna. It was inspired by the following quote by Kirtana Kumar (from Cine Blitz magazine):
It is not that Hindi films can’t handle sex scenes; it’s just that we have developed a native, non-Western cinematic language with which to articulate sex and sexual arousal.
The henna mounds – which resemble many natural shapes, including dung heaps and women’s breasts – symbolize how different notions of eros can be read and misread. What is erotic to some can be banal or even disgusting to others. The piece also refers specifically to the eroticism of henna, which in India traditionally decorates women’s skin on wedding days and other celebratory occasions.
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