Ravikumar Kashi, “in my beginning is my end… in my end is my beginning”

Kashi – In my beginning 1. View of cover page.

Kashi – In my beginning 2.  View of inner sheets aligned.

Kashi – In my beginning 3.   View of inner sheets shifted.

Kashi – In my beginning 4 View of inner sheets shifted.

Kashi – In my beginning 5 View of inner sheets shifted.

 

Ravikumar Kashi
Bangalore, India
www.ravikashi.com

’in my beginning is my end…  in my end is my beginning’
2016
White board, photocopy transfer and marker on OHP sheet.
Unique book.
12 pages
variable
H 8″ x W 12″ x 1/2″

’in my beginning is my end…  in my end is my beginning’  book is about choices and their outcome. It is also about  cyclical nature of beginning and endings.  Minor choices made in each stage come together to form final picture. When the alignments change new patterns emerge, throwing up new possibilities. Nothing is final or fixed. In this book, created using OHP sheets, there are twelve pages. Each page has the same grid and in each page the grid is connected / utilized in a unique way. The choices made are recorded with red lines which form a pattern. All marks come together to make a bigger picture / pattern. The sheets are anchored in a corner and can rotate in circular fashion. Thus one can go round and round without a definitive beginning or an end.

I’m using it as a metaphor for our life where small decisions become part of bigger scheme of things. And what seems like an ending can be a beginning for something new or vice versa. The title lines are taken from  T.S.  Elliot’s poetry.