The Ground, Below by Ayisha Abraham invites you to delve into different material forms. Each cluster of images, and objects, along with an accompanying text, are fragments of a personal journey. It is an assemblage of things that are observed, found and collected; a photograph, a postcard, video footage, inanimate things, even living forms like moss, or a memory with emotions held close. As they converge upon the white walls of the gallery, the artist seeks to create a space where individual narratives intertwine, finding connections and mapping a tapestry that explores relationships between places, people, ecosystems, and objects.
The ‘ground’, often overlooked in our bustling lives, serves as a foundation upon which we stand, and offers a platform for reflection on our surrounding worlds. This work explores the inconspicuous. A resounding crescendo of synchronized insect sounds echoes through the exhibition space, reminding us of the fleeting nature of beginnings and endings. It speaks to the non-monumental, and often unseen aspects that can permeate and enrich or disrupt our lives, much like a virus, or the dispersal of mist.
Find out more about the show here.