Sacredness within and beyond, 2017
This artist can be easily considered as the founding person of performance in Kathmandu. On the occasion of the Triennale the artist will conduct different performances. The work in the Taragaon Museum has to do with a reflection on spirituality, an element which is recurrent in the work of the artist. The installation consists out of 2 major elements. On the one hand we have 5 speakers where different people (artists, the artist herself, anthropologists…) try to define what is the spiritual for them. All the voices together form a kind of archive of what spirituality can meen. The second part consists of a little figurine in textile (actually the portrait of the artist) and a picture showing the figure being taken by someone on the road to mount Kailash. This walk is a spiritual experience which some persons do undertake for religious reasons. The simplicity of the installation underlines the precision with which the artist tries to address a complex notion as spirituality.
Walking with Milk, 2017
In "Walking with Milk", Ranjit's second piece with four women from different cultures (Monali Meher, Marie Julia Bollansée, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, and Alice Fox) walked through Basantapur Durbar Square carrying bowls of milk. Alongside participants who joined in, they formed a wall of women and slowly progressed forward through the ancient, bustling cityscape with determined strength taking care not to spill the milk. They used their combined knowledge and respect for each other to silently navigate any obstacles or threats, and with their decision to care for the milk, they portrayed strength, vulnerability and love.