Listening to the Shades, 2008

Listening to the Shades is an artist’s book by Nalini Malani and Robert Storr, inspired by the writing of Christa Wolf on the ancient Greek Myth of Cassandra. In the forty-two reverse paintings that are facsimile printed, Malani retells the story that implies what has been denied to women. Cassandra’s insights are ignored and considered heretical. She symbolizes the unfinished business of the women’s revolution - a woman’s thoughts and premonitions are not understood and recognized. Malani re-activates the myth pertinent to the time, germane to the contemporary that we are living in.