Against my knowledge, I had an episode of bad nutrition or food poisoning . This is what it felt like.
Delhi seems to be a city of rooftops, ladders and stairs, washing lines and unfinished stuff. To be honest this isn’t a good representation of Delhi and it’s chaos, maybe just a bit of rest for my senses first of all.
These are some pictures of my travels North from Mumbai to Delhi. There are a lot of hours (precisely twenty-eight) in that trip and a lot of landscape goes by. While I was looking out of the window I started thinking about light. In India there is a lot of this as well. But sometimes it is necessary to choose which light one is more interested the outside or the inside light.
What is the important subject? I will be a bit lazy today and leave that choice to you.
I’ve just arrived in Mumbai and still a bit jet-lagged, trying to figure out where the pavement is and where the street.
These are my first impressions who knows what will come. Hope I’ll be able to update the blog soon as the internet connection is a bit patchy.
This project opened lots of doors towards possible work with sound and audio. It also opened my research to the conversational aspects of my work. In the future I intend to continue collecting conversations and to work with digital media. I also got a lot of fulfillment from the participatory aspect of the work, and think that it ties with the ethical aspect within my practice. I have also explored other media beyond lens based work, which wouldn’t have been possible without this grant.
Thanks to Sue Gollifer I have been put in contact with Joseph Young, who ran a sound art workshop for MA students, which I was allowed to participate in, and which was in addition to the training and mentoring that I had received this grant for. I reinforced the bonds I had with my partners at Brighton Digital Festival, Photo Fringe and Fabrica Gallery, to ensure a long term working relationship with them, allowing me to plan and develop future collaborations. I am very grateful to ACE for giving me this grant, without which I would have not been able to develop my work to this scale.