HILL COUNTRY HINDU SHRINE AT DAMBETENNE, 2007 DOMINIC SANSONI, SRI LANKA B.1956, GICLÉE PRINTS ON PHOTO RAG MATTE PAPER, 85.6 X 136.4CM (EACH), COURTESY: THE ARTIST – TAASA Review December 2012
in front of interchangeable monuments in Soviet and post-Soviet eras, and Hrair Sarkissian’s stark images of Armenian landscapes, suggest shifting power structures and the search to recuperate national identity after years of occupation.
Likewise, Dominic Sansoni’s quiet photographs document makeshift Hindu and Catholic shrines across Sri Lanka to evoke the question of where the country is headed following years of civil war.
Transformation is also reflected in the APT7 cinema program, which traces 20 years of cinema in Asia, the Pacific and Australia through the lens of `change’, both in terms of content and narrative, and in the technical aspects of filmmaking itself. As always, the exhibition has been developed through intensive research, involving curatorial travel and working with a number of advisors across the region...