Double-sided multilayer print on 20 LPI lenticular lens, teakwood
226.1 x 132.1 x 61 cm
Epicycles is a double-sided, multi-scopic photo series that began during the early days of the pandemic in 2020 with a hand-drawn journal capturing minute changes in Kallat’s studio such as cracks surfacing on walls. Kallat embeds these chance encounters with iconic pictures from the Family of Man exhibition organized by photographer Edward Steichen at the MoMA, New York, in 1955. This body of work combines the artist’s everyday observations with archival images of human solidarity taken by photographers from around the world. Meticulously composed on a lenticular surface, the depicted figures appear and disappear as one moves around the work, yielding a complex portrait of time in its transience and ephemerality. The verso of each work carries images culled from the artist’s Integer Study drawings that are also featured in the exhibition.