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an experience of loss taking place at a specific place. sometimes, the memory of loss gets inseparable from the experience of place. other places and entities too continue to evoke the feeling attached to that experience. those "new" places that trigger the ghosts of a traumatic memory (be it singular or collective)
turn into spaces for reworking the past. Upon feeling, touching, smelling, tasting, seeing, hearing a place, CONTACT is established. This contact re-orders memories, making another future possible.
Documentation of daily life is vital for my practice.
Methods of documentation are plural, making use of different media and materials.
Remembering and taking notes out of memory is also a part of this process.
Documentation is carried out in conventional and unconventional ways.
Intuition challenges the document.
Seemingly irrelevant pieces are linked together through associative thinking. These associations are triggered by rational as well of irrational layers of information.
The lead is something encountered or felt. a magnetic pull or push.
Sometimes reading & research precedes the process; sometimes intuition & flow precedes the process.
The singular experience is tested out in relation to other singularities and to the collective experience.
The works while grounded in a certain geography/landscape/location, are metaphors for the state of life shaped by politics.
My works are chances to dwell upon the gap between the experience, the memory, the story, the feelings attached to the story, the affect a memory produces, the singular aspect and the collective aspect of traumatic memory....
(and already the nature of the loss and the politics governing that place are closely linked.)
futility/possibility of changing tour relation to the moment.
futility/possibility of freeing the future by re-working the past and connecting with the moment.