Epilogue

2010–2011
Pigment print on archival paper
11 x 14 in. / 28 x 36 cm. each (753 prints)

 

In Epilogue (2010-11) the artist memorialises the lifetime of his late father by invoking the 22,889 moons that he saw during his lifetime. Organised by the months of each year, the moons are represented by rotis, the edges of which grow or crumble away as the moon waxes and wanes. The ‘lunar-rotis’, a recurring motif in the artist’s work, distill lived time into its essential components—the daily bread, the recurring routine—even as they connect it to a shared, eternally recurring celestial phenomenon. At the end of the path that the viewer walks with Kallat as he retraces his father’s life is a poignant frame with a lone moon. It represents the night of 1st December, 1998—the last moon the artist’s father lived through.