Song of a Coast is a special exhibition by Rubber Factory in line with the gallery’s mission to showcase more ongoing work by international artists.
Photographing the effects of global warming on the coastal area of Bangladesh situated beside the Bay of Bengal, Rahman tells the story of a shifting landscape and its inhabitants. The artist creates a document of where the land meets ocean, the natural world clashes with the man-made and the timeless details of the natural cycle in full flow.
The sea changes by time. Land lost with reaming past. New story created with a new settlement. Time changes people’s lives beside the sea. Mood of coast, swinging randomly, changing its landscape.
By livestreaming the artist’s studio space in addition to showing pieces in the gallery space, Rubber Factory hopes to create a living, breathing exhibition which brings faraway practices into the immediate physical space of the gallery and in turn animates the present pieces.
As photography becomes increasingly saturated with content and the making of the photograph becomes more obscured in the process, the exhibit aims to be reflexive about where the artist resides, what their time zone is and how this context shapes the work they make.