Ambiviolence is a self-bound, found-object artist book. The appropriated images are selected from the Indian paintings of religious manuscripts – the Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavad Purana. The medical images are selected from a variety of magazines, medical journals, and books.
The title of this project is a play on the word ‘Ambivalence’ and ‘Violence’, because the narrative conveyed is the normalisation of violence which comes in the name of Science. It shows the demodularisation and erosion of the human body. In today’s digital age, we turn to science as a new form of hope, rather than religion. We even try to define and prove the credibility of religion.
The contextual and sometimes visual symmetry between the facing images reveals the thin line between science and religion.