Fig 2: A 'Spice' lover/ POV: A 'foreign' specimen in foreign lands


About the piece

Works with the character of a curry masala, a widely used reduction of Indian food, and a popular spice sold in Western countries. It plays on the idea of Indians preferring spicy cuisine, often overlooking the distinction between food with spices and food with chilli in it. This series works with the critical and satirical extension of anthropological portraits taken by colonisers to document the culture of the lands they were colonising. It contributed to the stereotypes, fetishistic collection, limitation, and definition of bodies. This colonial hangover persists more than two centuries after it began and influences those in positions of authority as they describe the bodies and the lives of those who are not. The idea of the ‘other’ persists across lands even now, with the reduction of people and ‘foreign’ cultures to objects and stereotypes. While the colonisers have always documented the colonised in their native land, what happens when the colonised come to the colonisers’ land

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