When I first started working on this piece I imagined it as a fairly serious piece where Sita, Loowit and Gaia are in conversation with one another about the earth. However, I soon realized that humor has a central place in my work – as a way to draw audiences in, and also as a way to not become too earnest and dogmatic. It reminds me to not take myself too seriously!
So when I chanced upon a pig mask at the MoMA, New York, I knew it was a sign – at least, I made myself believe that it was! I have always been interested in having a non-human voice be a part of this work – and originally it was going to be a frog (who will also be appearing in my Sitayana project). However, here the frog appears in absentia (as Kermit, Miss Piggy’s unrequited love). And Miss Piggy becomes the channel for a conversation with Sita, Loowit and Gaia – through a dream!
Here are some images from the shoot for that dream sequence: