RAYMONDE APRIL

OUTRE-VIE / AFTERLIFE - HOW MANY SEAS

2017, 11 inkjet prints on Flex banner, 138 cm high, between 184-225 cm wide

The Afterlife group has created eleven monumental photographs for a public exhibition facing the seashore on the Bandra Carter Road bandstand in Bombay, 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. How Many Seas returns these images to gaze back at the sea. At a time marked by a shifting geopolitics of migration and survival, we understand even small aesthetic acts as forms of resistance.

In collaboration with What About Art?, Bombay, INDIA

How Many Seas: Maquette, Google Earth, Carter Road, Bandra, Bombay.