Black Candy (Iforgotmypenisathome) 2010
Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Having an androgynous approach, Black Candy incorporated a trans-disciplinary gaze by evoking intangible sensory aspects of the biological body where the mind became a source of contemplation.
It became a collective voice of the repressed male/homosexual desires bringing out the male body as vulnerable and craving for care. In these unseen aspects of the human body, masculinity and femininity collapsed. The disguised attire of masculinity covered with dark human experience traveled through the intimacy, sexuality, and identity on male psyche and gaze
Audiences’ experiences of sensory engagement with the artworks made bodily presence even more pronounced, like tasting candies or listening to the audio installations while looking at the visuals, though momentary, evoked sensual bodies. Emotions transferred from one body (mine) to another body (the audiences’), lending the works an ability to draw out an emotional body that exists in one and all, irrespective of our outer differences.