Naomi Blacklock

Devi (Mother)

4 - 22 December 2021

Inspired by the Hindu ritual Śrāddha, this exhibition marks the first death anniversary of my mother’s passing. Conceptually, the rice and turmeric infused oil are offerings of nourishment and healing, while the brass objects emulate the sunrise viewed from my mother’s hospital bed the morning she passed. Audiences are invited to meditate on the recorded breath of my mother and light a candle for a loved one.

In honour and devotion to Charlie Blacklock’s ancestral spirit.

An essay by Elena Gomez to accompany the exhibition can be read here