The Lightning Testimonies by Amar Kanwar

January 23 to March 6 | Gallery MMB,
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Saturday
Opening: January 23, 6:30 pm

The Lightning Testimonies is a multiple projection video installation that reflects upon a history of conflict in the Indian subcontinent through experiences of sexual violence. In this exploration, several submerged narratives are revealed, sometimes in people, images and memories, and at other times in objects from nature and everyday life that stand as silent but surviving witnesses. In all the narratives, the body becomes central – as a site of honour, hatred and humiliation and also of dignity and protest. 

Having travelled to 16 countries, The Lightning Testimonies continues its journey in Mumbai in 2016. It is currently also being exhibited at Medellin, Colombia, translated in Spanish for the first time, as part of the international art exhibition MDE’15.