They and Their Children Are Slaves
Basha is a collaborative piece of work created by Nilupa Yasmin and Samsul Alam Helal. Looking at how we are connected through a common language, these digital images pay homage to our mother tongue Bangla. Influenced by the everyday society around us, words of any sort have an immense power and control associated to them. The images allow a visual interpretation of a selection of words, sometimes with pre-conceived ideas, to appear in a transformative arrangement. This new metaphorical formation is a collation of words created through the subconscious mind, encouraging a new meaning while also exploring the dialogue behind a shared history.
This work has been created through a Digital Exchange in collaboration with Grain, Transforming Narratives and the Patshala Institute Bangladesh