The White Book

Nine Fish Art Gallery    7th April - 25th May 2023

Dot Line Space Art Foundation
Nine Fish Art Gallery
in collaboration with
Metamorphosis Theatre and Films

“And she frequently forgot,
That her body (all our bodies) is a house of sand.
That it had shattered and is shattering still.
Slipping stubbornly through fingers.”
– Han Kang, The White Book 흰

From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for `The Vegetarian` comes a book like no other. `The White Book` is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth, and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty, and strangeness of life. `A brilliant psychogeography of grief, moving as it does between place, history, and memory… Poised and never flinches from serene dignity… The White Book is a mysterious text, perhaps in part a secular prayer book… Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith succeeds in reflecting Han`s urgent desire to transcend pain with language`.
Omkar Bhatkar has designed an aesthetic experience of `The White Book`, blending movement, colour, design, visuals, voice and music.

In this age of instant gratification and speed and short span of attention, the white book gives you an entirely different experience, Dr. Bhatkar`s work is complex, and may not be easy for some to comprehend but he is always saying something very meaningful.
– Vidyadhar Date, Columnist and Art Critic

The White Book` is a dramatic installation piece of theatre by Omkar Bhatkar, among the most unusual voices of Mumbai`s theatre world which leaves an enthralling effect.
– Meher Pestonji, Poet and Novelist.

The White Book
An Experience Designed and Directed by Dr. Omkar Bhatkar

Tue 25th July 2023, 6 pm
The Great Eastern Home, Near Byculla Zoo