I would like to thank Nick Sellek for featuring my work on For Example: Online Art & Design magazine. Nick has created this online exhibition space to highlight and recognise artists and designers that are yet to be discovered, by way of sharing examples of their raw talent and fresh creativity.
He selected my series "Dust to dhoop" for my feature, which you can view here:
The Camera Obscura Rickshaw I have created during my residency at Religare finally hit the streets of Delhi. What you see in this draft video is the image inside all around and above the passenger. Enjoy the ride!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of accompanying artist Jesse Bercowetz in a research visit to Hari Darshan Incense Factory. Jesse is looking into using incense as a material for his installation work for the Religare Artist Residency, and Hari Darshan's Director Pankaj Negdev kindly agreed to let him visit his factory in the industrial outskirts of Delhi. Moreover, he agreed to my tagging along with my camera and filming and photographing every step of the process.
Seeing how incense is made was on my list of improbable things I would love to do in India, so I was quite excited about it but I never thought the experience would be so overwhelming.
It was a feast for the senses: the colours, the textures, the sounds (ironically, smell seemed to take a secondary place). All the movements and repetitions, the people and the machines, the production chain working in perfect synchrony.
I will never light an incense stick again without thinking about the people and the stuff that make this commodity I buy so very far away.
You can watch some photographs in this slideshow. In the meantime, quite a lot of rather nice footage awaits my editing hand.