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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia

Mahbubur Rahman

Residency at University of West of England

Spell of Weeping

Spell of Weeping

Title: Spell of Weeping
Media: Corrugated board, light,
sound,photograph and Video work.
Time: 2003

This work was about an unfortunate situation in an Art College in Chittagong, the second biggest city in Bangladesh. For some internal trouble in making decision of the teachers of the two Art Institutions in Chittagong the student of the Art College had suffered around 5 years and not allowed in attending examination, neither getting admitted nor passing the classes. I took interviews and photos of the students and included light, photographs, sound and the video with the cutout figures made out of corrugated board to show the frustration of the students. First I did the work in that particular Art College and then I brought the show to a gallery in Dhaka.
I also did a performance for this piece of work in Chittagong and then installed the edited clip of the performance in the show in Dhaka.

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