We change each other

Artist: shilpa gupta Tags: temporary art Ort:

We change each other is a newly commissioned, monumental light installation by Shilpa Gupta. The work will be installed at Logårdstrappan in Skeppsbron, and thereafter will be permanently placed at the new police station in Rinkeby in Stockholm.

We change each other is a thought-provoking creation that delves on questions of unity and amalgamation of cultures, signifying the inevitable mutation and dispersion that follows when two beings or cultures come into contact with each other.

Shilpa Gupta explores the flux within inter-personal spaces, be it between two people, intergenerational or those shaped by religious, political or gender divides. With her poetic use of language, translating the phrase ‘We change each other’ into Swedish, Sami, and Arabic, the artist highlights historical and current fault-lines, and the hegemonic role of language. In an increasingly polarising world witnessing mass migrations, only one of the interwoven languages lights up at a time, reminding the viewers to look at the ‘Other’.