Front/Space is pleased to present HOT HOUSE / BOILING WATER, new work by Pallavi Sen.
I know only this:
1. I love being alive
2. Borders are arbitrary in the grand + micro view of things, and I am not a nationalist.
3. I'm not a nationalist, but I see cultural boundaries as soon as I see unequal west-east appropriation.
4. I love plants
5. Plants, like anything else, have a zest for life and want to survive
6. If given water, earth, and sun, a seed will sprout because it wants to live and continue.
7. I'm terrified of death but the knowledge of microbiomes makes me feel lighter.
8. Loving men is a tragedy if you are a woman who loves men.
9. Doubly so if you are a feminist
10. I'm writing this from far away
11. Do not use single use plastic.
12. Do not use straws.
13. When your grandparents die, or when anyone much older dies, whole worlds also die that you can no longer understand or ask about, and receive first hand answers.
Pallavi Sen is from Bombay, India. She works with installation, printmaking, textiles, Instagram, and intuitive movement. Current interests include inner lives of birds and animals, South Asian costumes, domestic architecture, rituals, altars, deities, skate/bro culture, style, pattern history, toxic masculinity, friendship + love, her future lover, farming and the artist as farmer, work spaces, work tables, eco-feminism, love poems, the gates to Indian homes, walking, and cooking deliberately. She supports her work + New York rent through various jobs, projects, spaces, residencies, and schools.