The Course of LoveRaqs Media Collective, 2019Sculpture using faceted Lentucular PanelsA real boat cradles an ‘ideal’ boat. Just as a moment in life cradles a drifting idea. Love is held by the memory of love. An image is held by itself, afire. In this sculpture with found object and lenticular fold, Raqs Media Collective play with light, the geometry of folds, and the optical properties of materials to offer a representation that is as pared down to essentials as a child’s idea of a boat. Like a paper boat made by a child and set afloat on a stream, Raqs’ sculpture, ‘The Course of Love’ floats on a stream called consciousness, bringing to mind everything from Yoshitada’s evocation of the course of love to the image of a boat on fire in the sea.