Altered Memories

(Body of work during Inlaks Award residency at What About Art Residency, Bandra- Mumbai )




This body of work involves the alteration of memory and fragments and deals with the perception of meanings, space, and conclusions which are ambiguous in nature. this body of work evolved during the residency at Bandra. The idea of alteration comes from the daily negotiation of people according to their own setup and the daily transformation of spaces and objects within these lived spaces which I saw in the area.


Taking inspiration from surroundings in the studio, the residency apartment and the little lanes of Bandra, I developed an intricate body of work using charcoal drawings and video projection.


Charcoal drawings are of the everyday objects found in these surroundings which I then zoomed into, creating large scale detailed images that at first glance, resembled landscapes of other worlds. Upon closer inspection, one realizes that they are merely looking at one fragment of objects that we would otherwise ignore. Using video to project his films over his drawings, I juxtapose the outside worlds of films over the minute detail of the banal objects.