The Sun Never Sets
The Sun Never Sets, a performance where English daytime tea is served in seventy-one imperial white fine china tea cups and saucers, accompanied by classic Marie biscuits. The piece is initially taken as a regular refreshment table during the opening where the site was activated by the audience, taking and consuming tea. After a while the Bangash starts rinsing all the dirty cups and places them back in order.
The symbolic references to seemingly banal and harmless activity of drinking tea refers to the colonial dynamics, 75+ tea cups symbolizes 75+ years post partition, the subaltern body is still serving tea, washing tea cups and putting them back in order; continuing the labor of keeping the white structure intact.