“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
I love you, the sentence can be taken on two grounds. It is very much personalized assertion that a person wants to say to a very special one, not to anybody on earth just like that. Similarly, this is the most desired sentence that one wishes to hear again and again from the mouth of the most beloved one. On the other ground, this can be read as one of the most cheapest and most uttered phrase in the commodified mass which we most often come across in the gift items, greetings cards, facebook and other viral postings, popular film songs and so on. Manmeet choose the sentence from a very personalized grounding. She is a single mother, a separated woman, and some memories from her past (or lost) love life cause her to make a decision for this performance.
|The embroidered cloth with the artist's personal and intimate memories
|stills from the performance at KNMA, written statements on straws
|I Got Balls, a photo performance, self representational and assertive
|a work in progress
Samudra Kajal Saikia, May 31, 2012, New Delhi