Looking North, Looking West, Looking South, Looking East is a project which explores time, distance and friendship in this era of uncertainty. Three collaborators, three friends: artists Shivanjani Lal, Amol K Patil and Niccolò Moscatelli based in the UK, India and France respectively are exploring how to connect across distance and time through friendship.

Instead of an exhibition, a triangulation, an offering, a gesture, a moment across time.
The artists want to know, can a gesture make a connection?
Can bodies and voices link three points that are normally so distant on the map?
Since 2020 they have collaborated as a way to share solidarities, empathies and reflect on isolation in quarantine.
In 2021, for RM Gallery, this connection written in clouds and code takes on a physical form in an artwork that has travelled through continents and oceans to land in Tamaki Makaurau as a proof of the possibility to cross physical and political frontiers.

Shivanjani Lal is an Indo Fijian Australian artist based in London, England.
Amol K Patil is an Indian artist based in Bombay, India.
Niccolò Moscatelli is an Italian artist based in Marseille, France.

They have been friends since 2017 when they met in Bombay, India.

BAADAL SE PATA JALTA KE USKE PASS KOI DESH NAHI HAI

WOU ASMAAN SE GIRTA HAI AUR HAWA AUR PAANI PAR CHALTA

THAGAT SE KOI NISHANI NAHI CHODTHA AUR DUR SE TEEN PAHAD KI

THARA DEKHNA.

SABKUCH BAHUT CHOTA, SABKUCH PAR DHIYAN DENA AUR SABKUCH

PAR HALJA HONA.

KISI DIN YE BHALU NIKAL JAYEGA AUR HAME EK

HI TAPOO PAR LE JAEGA

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CHOTEEE SE ZAMEEN PAR TEEN PATHAR GIREGA AUR

SAMUNDAR GAHERA HO JAEGA.

Learning from the clouds that have no nation, falling

to touch all-below-the-sky,

walking a body of air and water

impervious to gravity, leaving no trace.

From far away seeing three

distant peaks as one

everything is so small, everything

is cared for, everything

is feathered.

Someday the lightest dune will pass by,

bringing us to the same island.

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constellation of the land

three stones roll down the delta:

the sea is a little deeper.