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Matharu’s multimedia installation, the heart is the origin of your worldview, combines a vintage map with school furniture, reproductions of historical photographs by Edward Steichen and Frank Leonard, and a contemporary SMS text notification. Together, the objects imply a classroom, but raise questions around so-called historical records and personal memories of a time and place.

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the heart is the origin of your worldview, 2021

Mixed media installation, dimensions variable.

Photo: Laura Findlay.
CO–STAR Notification, October 29, 2019.
Invited to the Party, But Never Asked to Dance (GRRRLS, GRRRLS, GRRRLS), 2019

neon tubing, transformer, acrylic, 19 × 14 in. (48.3 × 35.6 cm). Photo: Chris Curreri. All images courtesy of the artist.

PAMILA MATHARU