Friday, 25 October 2013


Like i mentioned earlier i wanted to combine my threads with other materials to make them more interesting and unpredictable. I booked an induction in the color photography department. This is my first time i am going to work with color photo-grams. Dark room they say it, never thought it is actually so dark that you work and walk like a blind person. Before that, i along with a friend of mine where given induction about how the machines work and how do we print out the photo grams. Once the lights are off, need to be really cautious about not hitting ourselves. It was so exciting that i am going to book more sessions in there. It is something really unpredictable.


It feels like yesterday that i started my course! Start of my final year seems really exciting with new tutors and my little studio space. Luckily again i have got a corner in my space that i always wanted to, so that i can work 3D. This year we have 2 modules to concentrate on 1. Studio practice 2. dissertation. Working with the concept of lines, as usual i have nothing planned out. i had got these threads from back home which seems really colorful and traditional. To start, thought to do a 3D work in the corner of my wall. Really want to explore that how different colors of thread work together. I might put up this work for my upcoming Letch-worth exhibition. Resembles spider-web, that is what my friends told me. May be i would do a whole room like that for my later studio work. Considering my first tutorial, which went on quite well, my tutor thought that lines in form of threads have started becoming more predictable in a way. If line is the main area of research, then why only in form of threads? that is the main question she was concerned about. She liked the piece of work though. I am not going to stop my thread work but may be collaborate with other materials.


Monday, 5 August 2013


Sitting on the swing next to my garden, i thought there is something lacking in the place(garden) i see everyday. Working with thread for my studio practice, i thought something interesting can be done with it in the natural environment rather than in a closed place like my studio. Without thinking further, i just started tying threads from one tree to another hoping something refreshing to turn out at the end.
To tie further up the trees i was using ladder. This installation in the beginning reminded me of the our exhibition "TIMELINE" at Ramada hotel which we did in our second year as a part of the course. Multicolored threads were used. 
Top view of the installation.

After a while i was so exhausted that instead of tying the threads from one tree to another, i was just throwing, leaving them to be loosed and tangled at some point which actually made it more interesting. 

To make it more stable and safe i was even using pillars.

After a while the weather started getting a bit gloomy and shadowy. I was just hoping that it should not rain because that would create a lot of pressure on the whole installation and would push it more downwards. But yes of course, everything does not go right. There was heavy rainfall and wind for like an hour and i thought this is the end for it. The whole installation was like a pendulum going to and fro. 
Not bad. Instead of destroying it, this rain made it more interesting. The loose threads got heavy and descended down towards the garden and the tightened ones remained as they were.  

A decent sunshine next day.

I think it was almost done.

Some of my friends thought it looked like a spider, some thought like a bridge. It was a connection for me with the environment.

i projected lights during night. It was like a decoration which gave a cooling effect in its surrounding.

Sunday, 28 April 2013


During this semester we were told to do a placement. It can either be working in a gallery, teaching in any art school or taking experience under any artists. I was mainly interested to work under some artist so that i can expose myself to a real workplace. I along with 3 other friends of mine decided to work together. We got in contact with an artist DAVID KEFFORD. He was with us during our first year holding an installation workshop. He is basically a Cambridge based artist and a co-founder AID & ABET along with Sarah Evans and CJ Mahony. AID & ABET is an artist run contemporary art space (warehouse) founded in 2009. It is just next to Cambridge station. 

We were shadowing David Kefford. He warmly welcomed us in his warehouse and gave us a tour around. Its a huge warehouse. Over many days to aid & abet, i realized that its just not a place where they hold only contemporary art exhibitions but also where they have their discussions, talks and meetings. So its kind of a multi-purpose place where you see a continuous collaboration between the artworks, the artists and the audience. 

First exhibition of 2013 was WE OBJECT! It was curated by Benedict Drew featuring the artworks of Nicholas Brooks, Rebecca Lennon, Beth Collar, Angus Braithwaite, Benedict Drew and Heather Phillipson. For this exhibition Benedict had gathered lively group of artists, focusing on body’s intersection with objects and how text and speech can open up the space where the world and the body disagree. This exhibition was all over the warehouse.


Eat The Art (Performance for Mirror)
Vinyl on Mirror, A0

The Concha Institute HD video
Amongst the exhibition the work i like the most (below):

Offering for Tesco (Where wings Take Dream)
Cargo Cult reenactment in Tesco Car Park

This artwork of Rebecca Lennon impressed me a lot. It was a small cargo. The way it was developed in an artwork was truly eye catching. It was totally dark inside and there were 3 screens and 1 mirror which indirectly serves as a screen. So all together there were 4 screens. At a time 4 people can sit inside comfortably. The video being played in the cargo takes you from the warehouse to space around the galaxy and back to warehouse. It was really interesting and on top of everything it was so warm inside. I just wish to have one like this in my room during extreme winters.

A night of 'NOISE, IMPROV and SOUND'. This was another exhibition as a part of WE OBJECT!. It was a trio played by Paul Abbot, Daichi Yoshikawa and Seymour Wright. They were kind of bending the contemporary music to involve the gathering. This was something i heard for the first time. It was really weird but interesting and original. 

The reason i did not went back home for placement and decided to stay and work here was i can make new contacts, meet new people and the working environment defers a lot for sure. All together it was a great experience and would stay in contact with David Kefford for future work.