Neelkanth (Blue Throat): Poison/Nectar

Photographs by Avenali Resident Fellow Sheba Chhachhi
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2005 to Saturday, Feb 19, 2005
Department of Architecture Exhibit Room, 108 Wurster Hall
United States

This exhibition relocates the mythological figure of Neelkanth, in the contemporary Indian city, where each of the five elements (earth, fire, water, air, and ether), the five senses (smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing), and the power of the word itself is poisoned. The exhibit asks if we, like the archetypal Neelkanth, can find means of containment and transformation; if we can make nectar from poison.