ART CHENNAI, CHENNAI, 2012
Born out of a twin concern, that of association and abandonment, DISCORD is a project rooted in Samar Singh Jodha’s two-decade work in China, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. A journey that has often brought him face to face with people and processes relegated to the fringes of mainstream media and art practice.
The canvas for DISCORD are cast concrete walls that span large proportions, yet encompass intimate stories of people whose hands help realize a society’s physical ambitions. The juxtaposition of images enables the visuals to transcend their literal specificity and create metaphors about lesser-noticed facets of human migration.
These are universal stories about human longings, the occasional fulfillment and the many disappointments that mark movement of humanity within and beyond borders today.