- Artist Nikhil Chopra
- Title Use Like Water
- Date 2015
- Medium Mixed media installation
- Credit Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Use Like Water (2015) began as a nine-day performance, beginning as a journey and culminating in a mixed media installation. Through the work, Nikhil Chopra explores the layers beneath the region’s shiny veneer. By focusing on the positioning of the subject in nature, the artist examines the history of the land and sea and how they have connected people for thousands of years, expanding our understanding of humanity.
During his travels, Chopra, in character as a man of the desert, spent the majority of his time drawing as a form of documentation and reflection. With most of the performance taking place in relative solitude, the artist questions the definition of the performative act and the spectator’s role in it.
Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice draws upon approaches associated with theatre, portraiture, landscape drawing, sculpture and installation to chronicle the world through live performance.
Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (SB12) will open on March 5, 2015 and will be on view through June 5, 2015.