FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair
Grand Palais, Paris
Sarnath Banerjee explores the idea of imperfect twins in his new drawing based project Bicarbonates, in which he proposes to work only with diptychs of various scales and formations that talk about aspects of the society that he inhabits. Using almost-identical pairs of drawings he explores the idea of reverse animation, where the tiniest of interventions in the second drawing creates a large comment but no progression in time. In Bicarbonates, the slightest change in the frame rather than creating movement, creates an eerie stillness. Perhaps a stillness craved by the citizens of a speed-boat nation, an active stillness that need to be carved out of a hyper kinetic world, where arresting motion is every bit as hard as producing it.