Editioned sculptures made of biodegradable polylactic acid by Ayesha Singh
Skewed Histories: Amalgamation as sculpture (1)
Biodegradable polylactic acid, Limited edition of 10
21 x 16 x 12 inches
The Hybrid Amalgamation works have earlier existed as graphite drawings though were initially envisioned as architectural formations for possible totemic structures that combine elements of a city’s architecture from various cultures, religions and times. Going back to their earlier intention this is the first iterative prototype of its presence as a sculptural entity. The works reference spaces that are often devoid of human interaction; though the buildings may be those that define a city’s history, induce familiarity or are considered monuments. Layered onto one another, they present moments of reformation through the construction, restoration and the destruction of architecture; and through it the lives, stories and agency of people. With the intention to question the acceptance of textbooks as fact and the current pursuit of a singular narrative in history, this work intersects itself, digitally rendering recognisable spaces into altered forms.