Shivanjani Lal
Film Still 1: If We Could Be Birds In Each Other’s Skies
Year: 2017
Medium: Digital Print on Paper
Size: 11.8 X 23.6 Inches
Edition: 1 OF 1
Image Courtesy: Shivanjani Lal
Image Copyright: Shivanjani Lal

Artwork Description

“If we could be birds in each others skies”
This wasn’t meant to be a romantic work.
didn’t want it to be.
I wanted it to clinical like a science experiment a hypothesis on distance, longing and refuge.
I made it because I felt that I wanted you to know that wherever we are, we are ok because we sit under the same skies.
We can be independent. We can fly separate but be held together under the same blue grey field.
The truth is though, I miss you.
I made this because distance is tricky it shape shifts and I fade into and out of this grey blue field…
Like I fade into and out of us.
Hopeful, uncertain and unclear… into and out of grey blue field.
 

This photograph is a film still from “If we could be birds in each others skies” and has been sourced from the artists Tumblr.

About Artist

Shivanjani received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Wollongong, Wollongong (2005), Graduate Certificate in Arts (Major: Arts Management) from University of Melbourne, Melbourne (2008) and Bachelor of Design Art Degree (Major: Photo media and Visual Arts) from Australian Academy of Design, Melbourne, Victoria (2012). She also has a Graduate Certificate (Major: Art and Community Engagement) from VCA and MCM Melbourne, Australia (2014).

She has done various solo exhibitions at The Quiet Sea Redux, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (2015), Shelters, ArtPlay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2015), Us, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2014), (You are not here) Night Screen, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2013), The Quiet Sea, Dome Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2013), The Botanicals, Somewhere Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2013), The Boat Project or How to Invade a Library with an Armada of Paper Boats, Albury City Library, Albury, New South Wales (2011).

She has also participated in numerous group shows at Art Bank Social, Art Bank, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (2016), 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (2016), The Narrative of Location (Close), Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (2015), Breathing Room, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (2015), The Narrative of Location (Open), Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2015), CCP Salon 2014 Centre of Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia (2014) and many more.

She has attended residencies at Thinking Art Workshop, Kochi Muziris Biennale, India (2016), Kickstart: Sedih // Sunno Next Wave, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2015), Expression of Interest, Creative Lab ArtPLAY, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2014), Studio Residency, Fort Delta Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2013) and Artist @ Work Program, Art Gallery of Albury, Albury, New South Wales, Australia (2011).

Film Still 1: If We Could Be Birds In Each Other’s Skies
Film Still 1: If We Could Be Birds In Each Other’s Skies
  • Dimensions
    11.8 X 23.6 Inches
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