Lost and found

 

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Lost and Found
Lost and found for me is a search for existence. Existentialism, which emphasizes individual existence, freedom and choice. Something absent here is present there; somewhere and I try to make rational suppositions despite existing in an irrational universe. Sections in newspapers or websites which talk about missing people and things always anchors my ship of thought.

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The irony of it being talked about, being mentioned in that column is itself a presence for it. And that reference invokes discussions and thoughts about the same. You find yourself questioning about its being. I believe that life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.

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This  Installation is  Part of Al-Revelar show Curated By Julia Vellasenor IN Vaderha art gallery New Delhi 2015

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Our existence is to me an unsolved Mystery. We continue to search ourselves at the same time we are searching new galaxies for signs of life ,space and time continue to be the dimensions that guide our spiritual and scientific pursuits, In the Spiritual realm, our celestial body transforms constantly and seems like a dream,
Face in the newspaper, missing children, women, men are all anonymous to me , I look in the mirror and realize my face is also unknown; we are a mystery. Searching their erased features makes me question myself, question the “I”

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My search has begun in the missing person column of the national newspapers and took me to the unending online files of missing individuals. I try to reactivate their memory by taking them into my artistic research and into the exhibition space , calling out there names, re prints their images as objects of memory, distorted ,blurred , unrecognizable and again unknown .

 

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Public Art performance “Astha” आस्था

आस्था”(Astha)

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public performance ASTHA by Ajay sharma and Mukesh Tiwari on Assi Ghat.Astha is a word which means Believe on something respected, spiritual or ritual act in India. Here we are using word as “Title” of the interactive performance for draw the attention on what is believe on something which is related to culture and environment , I am using the word GANGA .

Ganga is a river of faith evidence of our cultural and spiritual and ritual believe, it is symbol of life and death. Where millions of people rear up his own life. In this act we just draw the line of faith how we are losing the river or believe. We using river in our daily life direct or indirect way polluting it in several way.This act is symbolization of the act in daily life believe. Here   we relate the words Ganag as faith how it is faded out .

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Conceptualization by Ajay kumar Sharma,

Performance idea by Mukesh tiwari

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Photo credit by Rajesh kumar singh,Radhaswami,