Huis-Clos (No Exit)


Installation and Sculpture
Earth Bricks, Morter
A Rich Tapestry
Lahore Biennale Foundation
Huis-Clos (No Exit), is an elevated internal structure of an Eastern grave. Raised to ground level, and intersected by a walkway opening onto an area for contemplation, the immersice work asks viewers to find new ways to engage with a traditional place of loss and mourning. Surrounded by a partition curtain, the setting offers both a sense of intimacy and disguise. THe work also opens up a previously clandestine space - in its original form the grave would exclude 50% of the population (females), who are barred from participating in its ceremonial function or being allowed to view it before it becomes an earth filled mound.