Coloured Processor

Hetain Patel

Hetain Patel’s squatting figure is an ongoing symbol in his practice. A characteristically eastern posture, in India it is only adopted by the working and lower classes. The displacement of this posture to Europe in a game of mini golf – itself a working class leisure activity – frames industrial cultural exchange, specifically production lines involved in import/export. Here the player becomes a complicit cog in the machine, hitting the ball through the system, hand cranking the conveyor belt, and listening to the sound of their golf ball pin-balling through the figure’s torso, digested and expelled all too quickly before it is picked up and taken on to its next experience. Meanwhile the squatting figure waits for the next player, trying to blend in chameleon-like, with its surroundings.