Produced in both India and Chicago in the summer of 2012. Opening at
gallery, Chicago, January 11th 2013.
Solo series 2013
'The Unreliable Narrator' combines a series of vignettes; brass casting,
Homeopathy, folk singing, narration, Chirognomy and brass cleansing
which interweave with memory, histrocity, inheritance and place to create
an Auto Ethnographic response to a politicized question of authenticity.
The work employs stilled framing, dynamic diegetic sound and physical
performances as meditative spaces of sustained enquiry.
Characters are encountered episodically through the familial
relationships of the Producer (Parveer Singh); historical interview
with the Uncle, food preparation and folk singing from an Aunt,
and guidance through the brass city (Moradabad) by Gurvinderpal Singh.
Chirognomy and Homeopathy and Metalurgy are devices embedded within
the sub narrative; the ancient Hindu art of reading the hands spans
the works historical and quotidian journey, whilst the study of plants
speaks to the slow poisoning of a culture, the metal casting and
cleansing are the eternal return of performative cycles and echo the
responsive performances by local artists Mark Jeffery and Frank Rosaly,
which fold the work back into a contemporary space.
The six episodes cycle at over 60 minutes in length, no beginning or end,
the decision when to stay or when to leave is with the viewer.
Pre and Post Production and Translations~ Parveer Singh Sohal
Animations~Han Han Li
A performative public work inviting orators
to read from a selection of texts once read by local immigrants; 'The Immigrants Library'.
Local musicians were asked to respond to the orators,creating a contemporary dialogue between text, orator and musician.
Trauma Narratives are a series of transcribed audio
recordings narrated by immigrants in the USA, recounting a trauma they witnessed in their
country of birth before leaving
for America. These images are made in response to the text.
At The Edge solo show, Gallery 400, Chicago 2009/10. The space of inheritance
can be quite resistant to representation. Inheritance is a commitment rather than a form. Jinks assembled the pieces of On Sundrun to
find ties to a past analogous to his own. Instead he found incongruous fragments. Where now? In the essay Prevision. Should the Future
Help the Past?, Liam Gillick writes-as I have pointed out before, those who think about the future affect the future as much as thinking
about the past changes what has already taken place. ~Anthony Elms