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Roberta Masciarelli

Rahu Kalam Calculator
2014
34 x 15 x 4in - 41 x 15 x 4in with pendant
3-D Wall Art

Wall hanging assembled sculpture with found objects Rahu Kalam is one of the 8 segments of the day which is considered to be an inauspicious period in Hindu Vedic astrology. The segments are calculated by taking the total time between sunrise and sunset, at a given place, and then dividing this time duration by 8. Rahu Kalam is the timeframe which should be avoided to begin a new enterprise or project. It usually takes about 60-90min and the timeframe changes each day according to astrological calculations. I created this artwork thinking about a possible/fictional existence of a Rahu Kalam calculator as a physical device. The 8 arms of the middle means the 8 divisions in the daylight time. The information would come downwards through the zigzag of springs. The pendant is like a sword splitting the time before & after Rahu Kalam