Child’s Play (2014)

Child’s Play  was an installation at Imperial War Museum North,  commissioned by  Asia Triennial Manchester 2014. 

It conjures parallel worlds of both innocence and violence, either real or imagined, which dwell in the human psyche. Most of the objects are child’s toys or could be used to ‘play at war’, from weapons and soldiers to sticks and stones. They are a response to the museum collection, as well as her own and others contributed images of past and present conflict. I have long used the ritual act of wrapping objects in cloth to express the often conflicting desire to both remember and separate from the past.

Watch me being interviewed by Director Alnoor Mitha about this installation. Also, watch a short film giving an overview of the whole Triennal here. 

Project blog on AN, here.