Art - Light Installation
Life is so busy these days. Everything these days is go, go, go! We live in a society that celebrates and praises being busy and stressed. We glorify it. But what is that stress really costing you? What stress tax are you paying? Exhaustion, quick meals and no time aren’t leaving you fulfilled, that's for sure. We are running, life is running. Behind what? Comparing with people, trying to accumulate the worldly possession, thinking waste and negative, creating impressions about people basis gossips and after all this running where do we reach. The level of exhaustion where we have to take a compulsory break which impacts our work and personal life. Why not pause on a regular basis in various situations and then focus back.
A pause is, by nature, time limited. We resume our activities, but we do so with increased presence and more ability to make choices. When we pause, we don’t know what will happen next. But by disrupting our habitual behaviours, we open to the possibility of new and creative ways of responding to our wants and fears.
The visitors experience a multi-sensory engagement with the artwork’s spectrum of components, all cantered on the making use of glowing fabric and play of light and shadow in presence of sun. These are activated serendipitously by the flowing wind. The swirling hemlines of wavy lengths play peekaboo, periodically revealing the sky.
The artwork is primarily meant to be experienced through a boat ride where we would like the boat to park itself exactly under the artwork and pause for a while with engines shut down. It is set high off the ground and cantilevers onto the adjoining canal edges so that passers-by on foot or cycle could walk underneath and find themselves consumed.