The whole 6 Yards.
Collaborative project that evolved from POP SAMITI
Priya Saujani - Performance Artist
Harold hutter - Photographer
This word opens a flood of images. Indian women washing and beating blocks of colour on the river banks, these blocks unfold a rainbow of colours and textures – they dance in the wind.
Sari’s hold their own language, one where your social, regional and marital standing can be deciphered just by a single glance.
Now I have a problem, my saris remains in the same special plastic packaging that I bought it in. They all just lie there patiently for a special Hindu event or wedding to arise.
I don’t and won’t wear a sari for an everyday garment. The question you ask is why? Am I scared,am I embarrassed, I don’t know...
The whole six yards is a series of public interactions, which outline the reactions and documentation of the public towards me in a sari. The project has also taken me on a journey back to India and back to my roots. I investigate and explore the cultural isolation I seem to create as do many other young Asian women.
The Six Yards is an autobiographical and anthropological pursuit to make peace with the sari.