On Place and Placelessness
To directly map my rootlessness, to make it visual, I began by making a video loop titled, “all the places i called home” in December 20191. In this loop, a virtual camera rotates over aerial documentation of all the places I have called home. The camera pans around neighbourhoods I’ve called home. Each shot is layered on top of another. The layer in the foreground center is my current home, Rotterdam. The layer in the outermost corner is Bangalore, India, where I was born. The footage in the video come from satellite images from GoogleEarth. But for me, these places were not just about geographic coordinates, they were places where I had once belonged. As I keep moving to other places, this loop will gradually expand. This video is my attempt at visually articulating my identity, my rootlessness as an ongoing process.
“I work too Damn Much” uses video games footage as a reference point for my job identity as a ghostwriter for online companies for baby gifts, sex positions and other dreary content churning.
On Pixelated Lanscape
stemming from a recollection of the landscape of home, but finding it only through the pixel screen. I tried to regenerate how a pixelate dream landscape feel.