Sakshi Gupta

Fabric, leather, wood, 201 x 137 x 117 cm

This work was created at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, a residency based out of an abandoned textile factory in Italy. The work utilises materials such as fabric and leather that were lying around in the factory's storage to create a bed with a simulation of eyelashes rendered on it. The work questions the form and functionality of things with emphasis on ideas of comfort and security. While a bed might be associated physically with the notion of respite, the work suggests that there is no rest until one's mind is relaxed. The work effectively proposes a reconsideration of the world through a critical lens, coming to terms with how things may not be how they are perceived, typically.