This series derived from a trip through Viet Nam, in 1998. The trip to that part of the world was occasioned by an exhibition in Bombay, after which I met a journalist friend in Hanoi and we traveled together for a few weeks. During one of our short excursions, while walking through a small village in the north we came upon a brick factory — and watched as the women carried the heavy loads into the storage area above. This site becomes a means for examining and dramatizing the country in a larger sense- from the caves at Ha Long Bay to war torn ruins of My Son, the ancient Cham site, bombed by the Americans.
link to DIF site – for animation (www.art.uh.edu/DIF)
A selection from a larger series.
1999, foto-projections, cibachrome 20”x24”.