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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

10. Four dead heads moving with the macien.jpg

10. Four dead heads moving with the macien.jpg

Title: Four dead heads moving with
the machine
Media: Wood, Motors & photographs.
Size: 180cm x 130cm x120cm
Time: 2000

I put a sensor key into the sculpture, so that, whenever visitor came to the sculpture, the four heads were moving in deferent direction on the stools as if they were talking about something. I wrote a story and put it down to the work. The story was “Four unknown people were killed someway in some where. If the powerful people killed them, the post-mortem report will be changed and will go to the powerful person’s favor. The truth will never come out. So that, I took the four dead heads from the post-mortem table and fixed their heads with machines to give a chance to explain the truth. Now they are speaking about how they were killed”.
I did this work during my four month long residency at Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.

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