Outrevie-Afterlife | March 13, 2017
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March 13, 2017




Our journey for How Many Seas is nearing an end. We spend the last day walking around Bandra, buying incense and souvenirs.

Javed picks us up again at night to go to the airport. We say goodbye to Raymonde and Ram and thank them for the trip and for looking after us during our stay. Thirteen hours later, we land in Montréal, still grey and white from the season’s biggest snowstorm.

The banner that was displayed near our exhibition had our names and the following description in English and Hindi:

Outre-vie / Afterlife / Punarjanma

How Many Seas

2017, eleven inkjet prints on Flex vinyl banner, 138 cm high, 184–225 cm wide

March 12–22, 2017


The Afterlife group has created eleven monumental photographs for a public exhibition facing the seashore on the Bandra Carter Road bandstand in Mumbai, India. These images, collected by individual artists in Korea, Greece, Quebec, Romania, Bosnia, Ontario, and Iceland, form an open constellation that speaks to the ambiguity of memory. Together they evoke a fragmentary, allegorical form of storytelling. They are like pages ripped from a monumental book: ruins of a story that we cannot reconstruct, but to which they bear mute witness. In How Many Seasthese images gaze back at the sea. In a time marked by a shifting geopolitics of migration and survival, we understand even small aesthetic acts as forms of resistance.