jitish kallat, here after here after here

jitish kallat

here after here after here

At the traffic circle in Stockerau, the Indian artist Jitish Kallat bent and knotted highway signs into a gigantic bundle of endless loops. When turning into the roundabout, the signs first appear familiar, despite their being transformed into a sculpture. The color and writing make sense to us. It is only when we drive on that we begin to realize something is off, and a suspicion spreads like a visual Doppler effect. The signs do not point to neighboring towns or the next largest city, but to Marrakesh, Sidney, Warsaw, Mumbai, Caracas, and Los Angeles. The entire world seems to be assembled in this circle.