Goose on the sand | sand and a live goose | 2013
The act of creation is a fundamental desire of every human being. This act not only facilitates the basic need of a human, but also brings it close the sacredness of the act itself; the creation of life and the ambiguity surrounding it. Hence through creating, human beings transcend from realizing their futile existence and learn their potential as an object of power and command .
Through this work Haq explores the role of the maker. The artist, who is the creator has constructed for himself an ideal scenario of the goose standing on the sand. However, this setup challenges that very maker due to the component of freewill inherent in the system; a live goose. The system pushes it boundaries from being this isolated event in such a way that it frees itself from that theatrical unreal setup and enters the real life of the creator, while making the creator a “subject” rather than it self.
The work exists in shifts; from real to unreal and power to powerless. It investigates and challenges the existence of the creator, by exercising the natural free will that the system encompasses. Hence bringing the creator at the same level as that of its creation.