The rocks we will find
Within the narrative of Sahej Rahal’s The rocks we will find, beings perform absurd acts in derelict corners of the city, emerging into the everyday as if from the cracks of our civilization, transforming them into liminal sites of ritual, and challenging ways in which we experience time and space. The temporal acts and their residue become primary motifs in his practice. The characters that inhabit these performances bare indices to different cultures, mythologies and pop culture. The artist then takes bits and pieces and arranges them into these patchwork beasts. Embodying the role of the urban shaman as a storyteller, Rahal considers the process of art making as a kind of alchemy.