These Are The Gods (2008)

TheseAreTheGods_Install2These Are The Gods, 2008, 3-Channel Video Installation, TRT- 25:46

These Are The Gods is a three-channel video installation centering on my Grandfather’s wakeful dream state towards the end of his life. Grandpa nods in and out of an uneasy sleep, his slack jowls and bushy white eyebrows frame his large eyeglasses. In the background runs faint footage of happier, more lucid times. On the flanking screens are shots of household shrines, amalgamations of Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist deities. Unhappy and agitated my Grandmother and I try to rouse him, to comfort him, and to obey him with limited success.