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Fruit from Elsewhere
Fruit from Elsewhere
Imitation Indian yellow pigment, shipping pallets, paint on mylar, video, text, sound
2020

Fruit from Elsewhere is a multimedia project about the Indian mango. The installation unfolds with a rhizome-like logic—documenting South Asian and colonial representations of the fruit, hearsay and scientific reports about the use of mango in pigment extraction, and the artist’s longing for the fruit in known and unknown places. These intertwining stories ask questions about complex trade routes, global flows of people and commodities, colonial and indigenous knowledge systems, and interspecies entanglements.

Photos by Seng Chen and installation at the Kala Art Institute