TAYEBA BEGUM LIPI
Catacomb of life
We have been passing through our lives like the waves of water. We come to this earth and become a part of the play, on a huge podium; we pass our lives, locate our existences and then in the end go back to the same earth again.
A life of comfort and peace may lead to contentment, but, it can put someone in isolation; one can live in peace, away from the dangers and calamities in a given society, but the end can come to anyone, anytime, without notice. Frustration and disillusionment related to suppression in our daily lives as well as the attitude related to grimy politics may even render someone's life worthless. Still, living in this earth is about keeping hope alive somewhere silently, compassionately – this is human nature.
In this work, amidst the water flow, a bathtub significantly increases the sense of isolation. I used my body to allude to a life in tranquility and isolation. The bubbles start coming out of nowhere and the reluctant body is drowned in the water – gradually. The catacomb is made by the tentative order of our time – that is the reality of this very blissful human condition.