Sabina Haque’s work draws on sources from South Asian folk rituals and symbols of current day, remote warfare. The circle of Rangoli chalk powder on the gallery floor is used routinely to make intricate infinity symbols and Hindu swastikas, which decorate the entrances of homes in South Asian.
The ancient Hindu swastika, symbolizes the eternal circle of life: birth, suffering, death and rebirth. The animated swastika and infinity drawings slowly spin out of control into unmanned drones that hover above homes, surveying from the safety of the sky, detached from realities on the ground. This projected, hand-drawn animated installation examines and reclaims the narrative of conflict and the ever-changing identity of place.