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Sri Prabha

Night Lands 3

Night Lands 3 is an immersive poetic exploration of our connection to the oceans and our dependency on the water cycle.

There is an image of the sun against a black background. A row of four identical symbols spans the middle of the image. On the uppermost left side of the image there are two blue and red lines diagonally spanning the image.
Sri Prabha. Night Lands 3, 2017. Digital still.

Night Lands 3 is designed to be shown across 4 large screens, or projected on four walls in a room to impart the full scope of the nature of water and its presence in our lives. Elements of time, space, archeology, geology, and fossils are evident throughout the ever fleeting imagery.

Living in Florida, we are surrounded by and enriched by water, but also occasionally sieged by it. The Anthropocene is now readily impacting our coastlines and this work was finished during Irma, the largest hurricane in recorded history! Conversely, on a recent foray into Utah, Prabha was amazed by the role of water in shaping the canyons and mountains. The ancient is brought to the present. Geologic time contrasted with human experience.

Prabha started creating portions of the work about two years ago which included collecting geological and mineral specimens and filming in Utah, Wyoming, Georgia, and Florida. He thanks the Brush Creek Center for the Arts in Wyoming and Hambidge Center in Georgia where he had artist residencies that allowed time and the environment to begin and end this project.

About the Artist

Sri Prabha is a mixed media artist originally from Hyderabad, India. His artistic training includes the Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. His research across ecology, geology, spirituality, and science manifests across a range of mediums that include installations, video, sculptural paintings, public art, and photo based works. He integrates into his aesthetic process tenants of geography, nature, time, human origins, and the cosmos. Prabha asks how our intellectual understandings compare with our emotional responses to scientific discoveries.

Prabha’s awards include the 2016 South Florida Cultural Consortium Award, “Best Visual Artist 2015” and “10 Visual Artists You Need to Know” (2016) by Broward Palm Beach New Times. The Juror’s Award from Smithsonian Affiliate, Annmarie Sculpture and Arts Center, Broward Artists grant, Brush Creek Arts Foundation residency, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center artists’ residency, and inclusion in The Photo Review Competition Issue (2015). Sri has shown at Art Palm Beach, Young at Art Museum, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Deering Estate, and Boca Raton Museum of Art. His works are in several private collections in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, and Copenhagen.