Vibha Galhotra

Majnu Ka Tila, Nickel coated ghungroos, fabric, wood, PU 52 x 178 x 2 in
Alter, Nickel coated ghungroos, fabric, wood, PU 52 x 178 x 2 in

In the work Majnu Ka Tila, 2015 is a tapestry comprised enrely of ghungroos, small metal bells worn on women bodies in tradional Indian dance. The scene depicts a sprawling building that has sprung up along the shores of the Yamuna.

The composion is crowded, almost claustrophobic, as the structure sprouts out hive-like. The ghungaroos, objects of aesthec and sonic appeal, betray their funcon through their menacing subject maer, failing to announce the doom that is forewarned.