are you nero's guests? | aditi Bhattad
15 July, 2017
Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi
Aditi Bhattad, an artist and farmer's daughter, was brought up in a city instead of her family village. Though she's been visiting her village as a child, she could actually get connected to the countryside only in the recent years when Gram Art Project started takings roots in her village Paradsinga. Her journey has confronted her with the agrarian crisis that she cannot ignore anymore. It has led to her own transformation in taking steps towards reducing exploitation happening around us. Through her performance she wishes to do the same- confront people with the nasty genocide of farmers taking place in our society. With the number '3,22,028'- the official number of farmer suicides in India from 1995 to 2015- sunburnt on her back, Aditi performed and distributed postcards. Each postcard had indigenous seeds embedded in it, on which were written names of the farmers who had committed suicide in Wardha district of Maharashtra in the past few years.