Ondormohol is a Bengali word referring to the inner or private areas of a house. In this exhibition, Ballarat-based artist Anindita Banerjee has assembled visual imaginings of a Bengali girl, prompted by inheriting a piece of antique Bengali embroidery while living in Ballarat.
The exhibition encompasses themes of displacement, memory and home, as Banerjee negotiates the imagined experience of being in multiple places at the same time. She finds herself in Ballarat today; in Kolkata as a girl and young woman; and finally, in Kolkata in the early 1900s – drawing from both her own family’s stories and those of Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore.
Banerjee has recorded gestures which might be encountered in the inner quarters of a house being performed in public places to create a tangible rendition of this muddled reality – a fantastical third space.
Anindita Banerjee~Ondormohol (The Inner Quarters)
- Anindita Banerjee
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm