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Why I do what I do

This website will give you a glimpse into my work as an artist,  community builder and activist. I have been negotiating the world through the lens of a creative entrepreneur for the last two decades. It's been a wonderful journey with a lot of learning and collaborating with people I deeply respect.
In the coming years, I believe that creative thinkers will be crucial to document, stitch, hold and present the world. We are at the very edge of collapse on one side, and of a future that can spin out into unimaginable wonders on the other. I believe we can get to the happier side by working together!

Amongst the Ruins

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December 13th, 2010

There is something to be said about buildings and of ruins. With Jaaga, the high-energy, fast-paced, ever-transient nature of this space and its people is something that has psychosised me over the last 15 months of its existance. It’s a strong creative surge that once begun, sweeps and carries me away in its current. I am but a twig in its ebb and flow, caught happily – a willing hostage, to its will and whim.

Next week I will be headed over to Hampi. The last time I went (about two weeks ago), I realised that there is a sense of serinity that can only be felt in the heavy, solid, rock-faces of these monumental structures. The sheer timelessness of such buildings…in stark contrast to Jaaga’s urban pace.

I will be there on work for this collaboration that I am doing with Jaaga and Microsoft Research. Its a project called Digital Heritage and with this version we look at trying to capture digitally the experience that the Virupaksha Temple provides.

Am curious to see if my two days of rest there over the weekend before I jump headlong into work will tickle my creative juices to understand better how to draw out the connection between Jaaga and me, in a way that is more intelligible to you both. It would be interetsting to see how best to presnt this at the 3For show. Calling Jaaga an artproject is what I have always done, perhaps the question I need to answer here is what makes me term this as my art work.

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