Fields of Sight (Cover)

 

 

FIELDS OF SIGHT

Comprising 372 pages with 302 images, new accompanying texts for each individual work in Hindi and English by Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad as well as introductory essays, Fields of Sight is a book about the unique collaboration between photographer Gauri Gill and renowned Warli artist Rajesh Vangad. The series began in early 2013 in Ganjad, Dahanu, an Adivasi village in coastal Maharashtra, India. A new visual language emerged symbiotically from Gill’s initial experiences of photographing the landscape. Looking at her contact sheets, she perceived that although the camera was capturing the distinct ‘chameleon-like’ skin of the landscape, it was missing vital aspects of what was not apparent to the eye, yet was vividly relayed in the great mythical and experiential stories narrated to her by Vangad. The photographs by Gill, inscribed by drawings by Vangad, reconfigure the photographic site both formally as well as conceptually, to arrive at new documents of multiple truths and knowledge systems. In the act of viewing the landscape through the eyes of Vangad, Gill rekindles the need to challenge the way we see things today, what our eyes capture and what may elude them. ‘As though one were photographing an old home, and the resident of the house came out, and began to speak’.

 

Fields of Sight is published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich 2023. Hardcover, 29 × 21 cm. ISBN 978-3-907236-47-5.

 

 

Acts of Appearance (Cover)

 

 

ACTS OF APPEARANCE

With 126 color images across 188 pages, including new unseen images, and essays in Hindi and English by Gauri Gill and Yuvraj Dharma Kadu, Acts of Appearance represents the collaborative project between Gill and the acclaimed Adivasi papier-mâché artists Subhas and Bhagvan Dharma Kadu, as well as close to forty other village members. Begun in 2015, it assumed its form within a village of Kokna and Warli tribes in Palghar district. Further inland from Dahanu, it is one of the most impoverished districts in Maharashtra, India. Gill’s collaborator-subjects are renowned for their papier-mâché objects, including traditional sacred masks made for the yearly Bohada procession. In these pictures the artists as well as other local volunteers engage in everyday village activities while wearing new masks, made by them expressly for this body of work. The new creations depict living beings with the physical characteristics of ordinary humans, commonplace animals, or quotidian objects. A range of scenarios and narratives, situated in both “reality” and dreamlike states, come together in the photographs, which simultaneously portray symbolic or playful representations as well as the familiar experiences of community members against the backdrop of their home and culture.

 

Acts of Appearance is published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich 2022. Softcover, 30.5 × 20.5 cm. ISBN 978-3-907236-46-8.

 

 

GAURI GILL. ACTS OF RESISTANCE AND REPAIR

 

 

GAURI GILL. ACTS OF RESISTANCE AND REPAIR

The exhibition and the accompanying catalog Gauri Gill. Acts of Resistance and Repair open up a new, unfamiliar perspective through Gauri Gill's photographs, which above all focus on the rural fringes of Indian society. The artist shows everyday life away from pulsating metropolises and fast-growing urban regions. Her quiet images are the result of an intense exchange with the people who inhabit and farm these remote regions; whose daily lives, livelihoods and survival depend on rapidly changing climatic conditions and the unstoppable pursuit of modernization. Gill follows the lives of those on the margins of Indian society, nomadic communities, indigenous groups, girls and women. She opens up intimate insights and touches on deeply human aspects with her work. Based on these close observations of local occurrences and circumstances, Gill's work points to issues of current political and social dimensions.

 

Gauri Gill. Acts of Resistance and Repair is published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 2022. Edited by Esther Schlicht, with contributions by Alexander Keefe, Luise Leyer, Jisha Menon, and Esther Schlicht, as well as a foreword by the director of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt Sebastian Baden. German/English Edition, 268 pages with 245 images. Softcover, 30 × 22 cm. ISBN 978-3-96900-099-1.

 

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Balika Mela

 

 

BALIKA MELA

With 72 black-and-white plates and 32 colour reproductions, essays by Gill herself and Manju Saran (in English and Hindi), the book is a document of Gill’s photo studio set up to take portraits of the predominantly female adolescents that attended the fair in remote and rural western Rajasthan. In 2003 and again in 2010, Gill collaborated with her subjects to produce these self-conscious portraits, on occasion also conducting workshops on photography and displaying some of the images taken in Lunkaransar previously.

 

Ballika Mela is published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich 2012. Soft cover; 26.5 cm x 19.5 cm. ISBN 978-3-905929-16-4.

 

 

The Americans book

 

 

THE AMERICANS

Photographs of the artist's work 'The Americans'- in a style that establishes the photographer's easy access to her subject, her location of America in technicolor consumerism, and India in chromatic flashback of vivid nostalgia.

 

Published by Nature Morte, New Delhi, Spring 2008. 120 pages with color reproductions. Soft cover; 29 cm x 20 cm