91/2 is the story of a house designed in Dhaka in the 1990s by the architect Timmy Aziz for his mother who was moving back to her native city after a hiatus of many years in a foreign land. The philosophical and material position of the house is embedded in the narrative of its making, and how it ties together the designer’s memories of surfaces, nooks and textures of his childhood home in Nilkhet with his conscious effort to respond to cultural and material demands of place through his interactions with the architects of the Chetana group.
In each obsessive detail of the house is written the memory and intention that inspired it, collaborations and friendships that guided its poetics. As a methodical experiment in memory, belonging and materiality, 91/2 becomes a spatial narrative that can only be understood in fragments- details, textures, fictions and daydreams.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bangladesh Foundation Visual Arts Programme