Artist Sajid Wajid Shaikh makes the Hindi idiom, “दीवारों के भी कान होते हैं।” or “Walls have ears too” literal in this kinetic installation of meticulously crafted human ears. Armed with antenna structures, the ears collectively follow us as we move alongside them, evoking the presence of a perpetual vigilante in our midst. A metaphor for the digital age, the work emphasises “the broader social and ethical implications of pervasive surveillance, including its impact on democracy, human rights and trust in institutions,” according to the artist. Look over your shoulder, someone may be listening.
दीवारों के भी कान होते हैं। (Walls have ears too): SAJID WAJID SHEIKH
1-4 February, 2024
India Art Fair Grounds