Translucence

A body occupies space, but how freely it can move within gravity? A trained gesture

makes a body a social being, but often not in a lucid form. There is a conscious act of

intimacy, dependency, ignorance or enmity, but some acts lose control and expose

unrecognizable gestures. Prithi invited people from diverse backgrounds into her

studio and allowed them to act upon intimacy or separation. There are real and unreal

moments. She preferred a mix of both.

Dhaka dwellers often hide their personal moments from the public, but her studio

acted as a parallel reality where two bodies are open to interact. It was an attempt to

overcome known gestures and comfort. Ordinary people performed to express the

inexpressible, and formed an unrehearsed affinity.

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