The two video installations DREAMS and PALA AMALA deal with Tibetan bodies in landscape, or rather an absence of landscape as well as expressions of care and longing. These works are not resolutions, rather embracing of what cannot be controlled in our lives.
ACHALA, DANCING BOY, and SUMMER GRASS are sculptural works. In them, videos displayed on screens within small brass and jade containers contain scenes of everyday life as shared on the social media app WeChat between the artist’s relatives in Tibet and those in the US, allowing for mediated access to the autonomous region. The series was prompted by the 2020 ban on WeChat in the US, which effectively prevented the artist and his family from communicating with their relatives during that time and until the app’s reinstatement in August 2021.