“What a Difference a Day Makes”
was photographed in Jaipur in May 2008 and is based around the nine simultaneous bomb attacks by Muslim fundamentalists on 13th May which killed 63 people in the center of Jaipur. The images were taken outside the temples and on the streets which were most affected by the bombings in the days before and on the actual day. The graffiti-on-print works are a retrospective view of the attacks and the religious conflict in India and shows how the lives of those photographed might have been influenced by the bombings.
BeckerHarrison’s mixed media approach makes it possible to take the images of seemingly peaceful days in Jaipur and highlight the elements of foreboding, showing different outcomes for the innocent people affected by the attacks. The ability to emphasize, to highlight, to create scenarios and to expand the photographic reality with graffiti in this way is what drives the collaboration between the artists.
LondonStreetartDesign (LSD), Issue 4, 2010 commented: ‘In their Indian series BeckerHarrison weave narrative, emotion and troubling reflection into the unsettling prophesies of the original photos. Silently volatile yet awash with sensitivity, the Jaipur works peel away the patterns and cycles of cultural conflict and whisper visceral insights into an all too painful humanity’
“What a Difference a Day Makes” will be the subject of a show at the Lazarides Gallery in London opening 5th October, 2010.