Textile, fabric dying, and printmaking are rooted in Mani Kambo‘s family history within the caste system. She focuses on objects, routines and rituals distilled from both everyday experience and from mythology, her work recording movement and documenting performative actions: the hand that creates, fire that reveals, water which purifies and eyes that perceive. Through layering and editing images together she collages narratives and weaves dreamscapes. These visuals are repeated throughout her work like markers linking to notions of spirituality and belief in reincarnation.
Kambo presents a major body of new work for Baltic’s Level 2 gallery. Prior to this the artist is taking part in a residency at Baltic which has been conceived through Baltic’s Artist Development Programme as a means to provide Kambo with access to Baltic’s facilities, curatorial and technical expertise, aiding her practice and support the development of new work for this exhibition.
Exhibition supported by Foundation Foundation.