The sculptural installation of Kappiri created by Rigo 23 for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012. The suspended wooden sculpture narrates the treatment of Africans in Portuguese Cochin.
Portuguese artist Rigo 23's tripartite installation Kochi Tower at an abandoned boat jetty in Fort Kochi. The installation presents the history of fraught African migration towards Kerala during the Portuguese period.
A converted auto rickshaw displayed represent the vessel of Vasco da Gama installed next to the tower that commemorates the Portuguese age of discoveries and expansion.
In the installation, the India popular mode of transportation, the auto rickshaw is transformed by the artist
A hollow structure displayed to represent the Arab vessel Miri that was bombarded of the Calicut coast by the Portuguese to terrorize travelers and gain control of the Arabian Sea.
Seen here is the wooden sculpture that represent the memories of African presence in colonial Cochin (Kochi) and in the background is the tower of discoveries
The Kappiri sculpture displayed in the water mirror along the river Tagus in Lisbon