Wednesday, January 23

Kochi Muziris Biennale - 2

 Messages from the Atlantic Passage would count as one installation which I found very thought
provoking, hard hitting, shocking.
The slave trade was brutal and inhuman.
 I think it spoke to me more because I had seen the holding cells in Zanzibar where slaves captured on mainland Africa were held to be auctioned and shipped to the Americas. Cramped, dark, dingy and suffocating. A channel in the center of the cell was their toilet, cleaned when it was high tide.
The slave trade may have come to an end but as human beings we continue to exploit the poor and vulnerable. It's human trafficking that's talked about today, no different from the slave trade. 
What a pathetic lot we are.

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