‘POST MORTEM’ by Krisha Shah
My thesis proposes the idea that clothes are both witness and evidence of all the brutalities we suffer. On the one hand, they can be used to pin down a murderer, and on the other, they can be used as bold fashion that refuses to remain a mute observer.
As in forensic science, Edward Lockard’s once rightly said “Evidence does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.” It is the human eye that see this evidence and interprets it, only if it wants to. It only must look in the right direction, with a motive to understand what had transpired. Only then will one be able to see past base emotions and go deeper into understanding the reasons behind why it happened.
I consolidated my thoughts in to a single picture of the eye being in the center, the thing that sees everything. Words written on the borders of the eye, that are closing in on the eye; just there, so close, there for one to see but only for those who want to see it. The eye is bloody red, it’s an eye that sees with the pain it has endured. I then imagined the body to be the eye and the words wrapping, moving around it saying that they have seen…and silently expressing their need for somebody else to acknowledge the same.Credit- Krisha Shah – Class of 2018