Circadian Rhyme

2012–13
24 figurines, paint, resin, aluminium, steel
12 x 15 in./ 30 x 38 cm.

 

Circadian Rhyme is an installation of miniature human figures frozen in awkward positions associated with security checks. They are placed in an arrangement that Kallat describes as a “sculptural palindrome”. The figures turn slowly like the hands of a clock, with the result that the two pairs on either end of the installation face opposite directions. The work inevitably evokes border checks, surveillance and paranoia. But, as the artist points out, it originally emerged out of a meditation on peculiar moments within the routine flow of life when shifting borders suddenly emerge between bodies.