Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty A '15

The artist body in self-made bathtub


Dealing with the complexity of life, an Artist develops his own point of view in a way of the journey to his life, would be his personal philosophy, which changes its own shape and form continuous; and his body tries to stabilize with this notion. And experiences a complex narration, a relationship.  A relationship between substance and body, body and mind; myth and reality, time and space. 

Kabir will do a continuous motion in a hole full with mud in his performance. Which would be Juxtapose of motion, texture, line and color among in material-(earth+water).  A piece of land would be dug as look like a bathtub, where Chisty will stay and take his body into mud continuous 3 hours in movement (when the body becomes exhausted, it will take the rest than again been to the persona). He will deal with the body, the mind, and the various emotional states that he passes through in the duration of his performance. His body moves in various positions in the full-mudded hole, investigating space, occupy the place and expand time through motion.

With liquid mud covering Kabir’s body himself, he will use some animation principal in his movement as ‘slow-in, slow- out; first-in, first- out’.

Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty works in the field of fine art, poetry, performance, and animation. Based in Narayanganj and Dhaka, Bangladesh. His work poses a deep concern for the human psyche; the crises of duality that leads mankind into controversial life cycles by dealing with odium, love and desire. Kabir completed his MFA in Sculpture from University of Dhaka in 1998; in 2015, he attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has featured in the 54th Venice Biennale in the Bangladesh Pavilion, the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Trinnale, He received an award in 2005 for best short film in International Short & Individual Film Festival in Bangladesh.