in between

Interactive Installation

Dimension- variable

Year- 2017


I created this three-part monumental installation, placed separately, one on each floor, in a three-story building. The structure is my contemporary take on the Rato Machindranath chariot, built by Newari community members in Nepal. Where traditionally the structure is made out of wood and straw, I’ve made mine with rods and wires. Through this work, I express how modernity has seeped into cultural spaces and practices in Kathmandu. This work although is a tribute to the beauty of an ancient tradition, it also depicts how Kathmandu is evolving as a modern-day city where its inhabitants constantly sway from a pendulum between culture and modernity.