The installation showcases the counter-memory of the silenced stories and the ethnic violence that ensued in the wake of the Partition of India in 1947 - a very traumatic event.
This site-specific installation comprises 101 glazed jet black, larger-than-life-scale ceramic feet filled with saltwater. A minimalist soundscape comprising the sounds of rain, running feet, and a body falling into water (presumably a well) plays in a loop. As the water evaporates, a residue of crystallized salt inside the feet is created.
101 is a symbolic number to make a memorial offering to the men and women who were brutalized in the Partition riots. Water symbolizes the ceremonial role in the funerary rites of Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs. The ceramic feet filled with saltwater are mini wells that serve as a surrogate for the defiled bodies.