the 16 offerings are made.

Debashis Sinha

7' 25". mono


Exploring the myth of the Goddess Durga and the festival of Durga Puja, the most important Hindu festival for Bengalis, the 16 offerings are made makes use of the structure of the myth as recorded in the Hindu scriptures and the Hindu puja (prayer) ceremony to explore the nature of my heritage as a Bengali Canadian.

This piece was created while artist in residence at Toronto's Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art 
(http://naisa.ca). It was co-commissioned by and premiered on CBC Radio's documentary radio program Outfront (http://cbc.ca/outfront) and produced by Laurence Stevenson. The artist would like to thank these institutions and individuals for making the creation of this piece possible.