© Pallavi Paul
Twilight’s Envelope / Und in der Dämmerung Hülle, film still, 2024 © Pallavi Paul
Twilight’s Envelope, film still, 2023 © Pallavi Paul
Twilight’s Envelope / Und in der Dämmerung Hülle, film still, 2024 © Pallavi Paul
How Love Moves, film still, 2023 © Pallavi Paul
How Love Moves, film still, 2023 © Pallavi Paul

PALLAVI PAUL: THE INDIAN ARTIST SHOWS “HOW LOVE MOVES”

On display at Gropius Bau: This exhibition deals with illness as ethical, spiritual and biopolitical phenomenon.

“How Love Moves” shows the tension we have been in since the Covid pandemic less than five years ago. Across the world, and especially in Paul’s home country of India, the pandemic has raised questions about truth and the authority to interpret information. People have started to believe in alternative sources, discredited public information and deliberately false figures have been published in various countries. She not only reflects on current health crises, but also explores historical traces, such as tuberculosis in 20th century Germany.

It is within this context that Pallavi’s exhibition unfolds, encompassing her early moving image works, more recent film productions and immersive spatial installations conceived for the exhibition during Paul’s time as artist in residence at the Gropius Bau.

“To breathe is to remember our individual and shared pasts and to renew our pact with the future.”

Pallavi Paul, who was initially a film scholar before starting to produce her own films, is particularly interested in the documentary and the medium of film itself. A recurring motif is the universal breath, which is depicted using poetic and cinematic means:

“To breathe is to remember our individual and shared pasts and to renew our pact with the future. In this exhibition, I want to unpack the time of a breath as a cinematic act: The breath of those who exist, the breath of those to come and the breath of those who have departed will together speak to the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic that has arguably altered the world forever. To place the contemporary healthcare crisis and the tuberculosis pandemic together can help us understand how the breath has moved between histories and geographies to pose questions and to create solidarities.”

Pallavi Paul
„How Love Moves“
22.3. – 21.7.2024
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00–19:00
Sat, Sun 10:00–19:00
Tue closed
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