Sharlene Khan - Visual Artist

When the moon waxes... (2009-2022)

How to tell a story?

A personal story. A story of me … of you … of them … of us.

How to tell our story?

Linear narratives don’t quite capture the craziness, complexities, ambiguities, constant tensions, humanness. Not just our personal baggage and failings, but how to speak when those meet the social: colonialism, apartheid, racism, religious ethnic patriarchy, poverty, sex.

How to speak and not be a ‘type’, ‘representative’, ‘indicative’, ‘archetypal’?

How to tell a story of an Indian when you are not a Gupta, a Mahatma, a middle-class intellectual?

When the moon waxes IV (2016)
Colour digital video projection with sound
Running time: 30.01 mins

Credits:
Director and producer: Sharlene Khan
Videographer: Mia Louw
With thanks to: Rockefeller Bellagio Arts and Literary Arts Residency programme
Funding: Sharlene Khan, Rhodes University, National Arts Council

When the moon waxes installation - detail 1, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 4, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
Great-grandfather I (2016), Sharlene Khan
Great-grandmother I (2016), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes red II (2014), Sharlene Khan
Til Death do us Part (2015), Sharlene Khan
Family (2016), Sharlene Khan
Aya I (2015), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes III (2015), Sharlene Khan
Whitehouse (2018), Sharlene Khan
Aya II (2015), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes red V (2017), Sharlene Khan copy
Strangefruit II (2016), Sharlene Khan
Mt Edgecomb Cemetry (2016), Sharlene Khan
Family (2016), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes red I (2015), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 3, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 2, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 4, Germany (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 5, Germany (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 5, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 1, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 4, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
Great-grandfather I (2016), Sharlene Khan
Great-grandmother I (2016), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes red II (2014), Sharlene Khan
Til Death do us Part (2015), Sharlene Khan
Family (2016), Sharlene Khan
Aya I (2015), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes III (2015), Sharlene Khan
Whitehouse (2018), Sharlene Khan
Aya II (2015), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes red V (2017), Sharlene Khan copy
Strangefruit II (2016), Sharlene Khan
Mt Edgecomb Cemetry (2016), Sharlene Khan
Family (2016), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes red I (2015), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 3, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 2, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 4, Germany (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 5, Germany (2017), Sharlene Khan
When the moon waxes installation - detail 5, Greece (2017), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga VI (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga XII (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga VII (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga IV (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga II (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga I (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga XIV (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga V (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga XI (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga X (2015), Sharlene Khan
Strangefruit I (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga VI (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga XII (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga VII (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga IV (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga II (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga I (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga XIV (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga V (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga XI (2015), Sharlene Khan
Drowning Durga X (2015), Sharlene Khan
Strangefruit I (2015), Sharlene Khan

Drowning Durgas (2014-2017)

After Anna I (2015), Sharlene Khan
After Anna II (2015), Sharlene Khan
After Anna III (2015), Sharlene Khan
After Anna IV (2015), Sharlene Khan
After Anna I (2015), Sharlene Khan
After Anna II (2015), Sharlene Khan
After Anna III (2015), Sharlene Khan
After Anna IV (2015), Sharlene Khan

After Anna (2015)