photographs for me are like paintings and paintings like dance and dance like poetry and poetry like water and water like life and ….
“yes to an extent my work is conceptual because the concept takes precedence over techniques or materials but i am acutely aware of the aesthetic elements of my work and it’s not as if the idea and it’s translation, no matter what medium i choose, are ever allowed by me to end up as a perfunctory affair…”
saba hasan, notes on conceptual art, new delhi, 2018
my laptop is full of images and video footage of the Dal lake, of old houses, downtown mosques, sun temples in Parihaspur and Martand, the Lidder river in Pahalgam protected by snow peaks, night sky, rain …but the trusty apple has gone into a coma with no chance of revival. maybe one day I will retrieve those fingerprints of my experiences in Kashmir until then I wonder how I will complete my proposal for the biennale as I look at these iPhone shots
photo copyright Saba Hasan 2016