NAMAR NINUR VINURAVANGMAI was made in remembrance of voyages taken from lands known to lands unknown and of peoples’ who survived to tell their story of a journey made in hopes for a better future. This work highlights language — beginning with learning to speak, sing, and to write. It is composed of an indecipherable language and its embodied performance with turmeric and kumkum. Namar Ninur Vinuravangmai is a metaphor for stolen or silenced voices and their untranslatable experiences.

NAMAR NINUR VINURAVANGMAI: NIVEDITA M.