Luka Alagiyawanna | Sri Lanka
Luka Alagiyawanna’s practice explores identity and its entanglement with physiology, individual aspirations, and personal objects. Her work has adopted portraiture as its primary means of documenting narrative. By inviting the subjects of her photographs in the series From This Point Forward (2014) and Hinterhof (2012) to intervene upon prints of their own portraits, with various forms of mark-making, Alagiyawanna’s process champions their ownership in the presentation of personal journeys. Ocean Cyanotypes (2018) featured at Colomboscope continues to engage with these questions of ownership and narrative, yet leans further toward abstraction. The series considers the context of larger societal systems, local practices and the ways in which these are linked to ecological devastation. Provoking questions such as: What is the lineage of microplastics and how did they arrive to this coastal economy?
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"Speak no Evil"
Alginate cast, plaster of Paris, gold leaf. "When exposing the nude form in media or art, the body can easily be shifted to the realm of the erotic. My series of casts shows one baring the trauma that is held between their legs. This counteracts and juxtaposes the sexualisation of a body part that is so contextually loaded and so often exploited."
Beach hair, holiday mode and retro carpet. A great place to pause and create while away on holiday. Who managed to create or read a book on holiday?
I found the Elliot Smith band at the end of 2018 when I wrote a paper on ok computer and I’ll never forget how much it made me think there is so much music out there I wanna listen to
ars longa, vita brevis
I’m recording all this and I can’t wait to share 😭 #WIP
Idiosyncratic Sketch: Jan. 30.19
დ.პოპიაშვილი ❣️ სიყვარულო, ძალსა შენსა ვინ არს რომე არ ჰმონებდეს?.. ვინ არს რომე გულსა ტახტად, ოხრვას ხარკად არა გცემდეს? შენგან მეფე მონას ეყმოს, შენგან ბრძენი ხელად რებდეს, და ბულბულსა რად ეზრახვის, რომ შენგამო ვარდს შეჰყეფდეს!