See installation shots of this project on the sculpture page.
In the summer of 2016, I received the Menschel Fellowship with a collaborating designer, Anamika Singh, to travel to the Andaman Nicobar islands and examine the Cellular Jail, a colonial prison built by the British to house Indian Revolutionaries and criminals. The show and book release took place in February 2017 and included video, sculptural, and design works.
The show focused a lot on the relationship between the nearby Ross Island and the Cellular Jail. Ross Island was where the British lived, and was in eyesight of the prison. There was an elaborate system of nonverbal signals to allow the British to communicate with the prison without ever leaving the comfort of their island.
Today, Ross Island lies in ruins, the Commissioner's house over-run by indigenous pants and animals--it feels like retribution.