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Atul Bhalla

by  Meera Menezes

As a marauding axe invades the innards of a tree, chipping away slowly but persistently in Atul Bhalla’s video installation “Sap”, the lines of Gieve Patel’s poem “On killing a tree” spring to mind.

“It takes much time to kill a tree

Not a simple jab of the knife

Will do it. It has grown

Slowly

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Atul Bhalla

by  Meera Menezes

Atul Bhalla

As a marauding axe invades the innards of a tree, chipping away slowly but persistently in Atul Bhalla’s video installation “Sap”, the lines of Gieve Patel’s poem “On killing a tree” spring to mind.

“It takes much time to kill a tree

Not a simple jab of the knife

Will do it.

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Remarking the river : Landscapes by Atul Bhalla

by  Shukla Sawant

To understand the dynamics of Atul Bhalla’s work, it is important to engage with the environmental concerns of a generation that came of age in the 1990s. A generation that inherited a post industrial landscape of debris, detritus of manufacturing waste and a fragile ecosystem tottering on the edge

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