Greener Pastures / There are worlds out there 2016

“When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.” ― Khushwant Singh, Delhi 

This two-part site-specific installation was concepsualised for “Coriolis Effect: Migration and Memory” in New Delhi. 

Much like viruses, ideas spread over national borders, infiltrate conversations and fluidly flits between fact to fiction. Every interaction helps this migration along, every association leaves a trace. Physical space and memory co-exist. 

“There are Worlds Out There” is a gold room for reflection fabricated from 3000 Indian wedding envelopes. “Greener Pastures” guards the entrance to this room and is a giant green drop to hide in. 

The viewer is encouraged to step inside.

Coriolis Effect is an ongoing project at Khoj International Artists’ Association which seeks to activate the social, economic and cultural relationship and historical exchange which exists between India and the continent of Africa. Coriolis Effect not only uses the present context of 21st century migrations, but equally refer to various moments of exchange through history; from the recent past of the Non-Aligned movements in the 20thcentury, to the cultural relationship shared exchanged by Indians and Africans from the 1st century AD onwards” – Khoj International Artists’ Association