To Dance Like Your Dad

26 September 2009 - 31 October 2009

Mezzanine Gallery

Hetain Patel's exploration of visual, spoken, and movement languages is key to his investigations into identity. In this new video installation he plays with the idea of cultural assimilation through imitation. Being British born, he looks at the possibility of trying to understand an Indian mindset, or at least the mindset of the Indian immigrants that make up his immediate legacy.

This work sees the artist stepping into his father's shoes, imitating his words, gestures and mannerisms. Patel takes the movements from his father's work place into his own working environment - a studio. Developed in parallel with his new live work TEN, this piece requires a very specific choreography - a duet between performer and cameraman

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