Opening: 17.10.2013, 19h „Something Relates To The Process“ videoscreening with Neha Thakar @ Plateau der Galerie Genscher 18.10–23.10.2013, 18–06h

„Something Relates To The Process“

Whether or not, from the dawn of human civilization art has been made with several intentions, but the purpose remain same, to delight the senses of onlooker. My work is the intimate dialogue between my total being and the visual agents which constitute the medium. I have always tried to realize visual and emotional force simultaneously by treating the medium in a way where the viewer becomes a constituent part of the work in an undeviating way. I work “towards” something rather than “from”˗˗˗to transcend the creative process. This process enables me to create myriad visuals within a visual and the changing visual formation creates an illusion which compels the onlooker to participate not as an outsider but to involve with the ongoing process.
The natural tendency of both the mediums; the disintegration of ice and the disseminative quality of smell, the emergence and the divergence and the celebration with natural world explores the fleeting and ephemeral, notions of being and time and vice-versa. In ice work, my intention is to provide full autonomy to the viewer to see the changing visuality within one visual. “Passion and Desire” has a long history. The “apple” which popularly symbolizes passion and desire, is taken in to consideration in my work titled “Impression”. The attempt is to show the signifying marks codified by culture that remain within the framework of subjective experience, dependent upon the unique way in which each of us mobilize in the contemporary rootless and materialistic era. This attitude of work seems particularly relevant in a world increasingly dominated by purely rational thought and money-motivated action.
The terms “absence” and “presence” are dependent upon the notion of being. Being is not inexplicable or transcendent, but exists within a framework or state. The work titled “Presence of Absence” is an attempt to explore the idea of metaphysics of presence by removing things from the studio subsequently and documenting it after each removal. Then, I placed painted white clips on the wall and floor in order suggest a trace of the history of the space. As it is said that no space is empty, I tried to suggest an “uncannyness” by removing the whole stuff leaving some traces behind.
“Smell Chamber” is the developed representation of the ice work, where my aim is to condense the visual dimension and create an atmosphere of realization to make a viewer “to conceive” rather than “to perceive” the work. The works consist of three chambers, two filled with coffee and chloroform and the middle one is empty. The intention here is to “draw in one’s head”, make the onlooker to evoke his/her own momentary conception of being and time. By this process, my aim is to make a viewer to recall his “psychobiographical” experiences of the smell by sensing. The process will take place effortlessly and the viewer’s memory will become a “pscychogeograpy” of the work where innumerable visual formation will take place, and at this juncture the motto is to subvert the notion of art of being merely “visual”, I intend to create “psychovisual” art.

Neha Thakar

„Something Relates To The Process“
Neha Thakar, public videoscreening
Opening: 17.10.2013, 19h
18.10. – 23.10.13, 18 – 06h

Plateau der Galerie Genscher
Laeiszstr. 18, 20357 Hamburg

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg. Danke an SterniPark.