In Memory Of
Hey girls some supa exciting news – Suresh Jayaram has lent me his gallery – 1Shanthi Road Gallery to work in for a week starting tomorrow.
Here are my plans:
I plan to make a site-specific installation-performance. Essentially I am going to hole myself up in this space and scribble all the things that flow into my head onto the wall. I plan to treat the wall as a large large page in my sketch-book.
If luck goes my way, I will do a time-elapse of the whole 3 days process and then create a movie of it that I will project back (perhaps on the wall) at the gallery.
If time permits I would also like to the 2-300 frames I have from my hand-drawn animation to create a collage of repetitive images upon which I will be projecting the animation.
There will be 3 mobiles with a curated selection of prints of drawings from my books. these will be free-floating and similar to what I showed at Naples.
There will a set of 15 book-prints. I look at each of my sketch-books to be original works of art. I will have each one re-produced using a Xerox machine once. There are the Artist Prints of the originals. There will only be this one reproduction of each book in the whole world… yep they are for sale, but I dont expect anyone to actually buy anything I have at this show…
I like the overall feel of impermanence of the medium, of the work of everything I am doing in this show. It is exactly that, that the books – my drawings and writings talk about. It is ‘In Memory Of’ all the people, thoughts, things, moments that I saw, touched and experienced at some point in my life and reproduced with my words and drawings…
So I feel that the way this exhibition is shaping itself up – having prints and reproductions and re-runs and repetitiveness as the means to display and the means to work with the space makes sense.