‘ The family, as the immediate substantiality of mind, is specifically characterised by love, which is mind’s feeling of its own unity. Hence in a family, one’s frame of mind is to have self-consciousness of one’s individuality within this unity as the absolute essence of oneself, with the result that one is in it not as an independent person but as a member.’
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Apparitions is a portrait of home as experienced over extended periods of time, virtually & remotely. All the images are made using screen captures over a series of Skype conversations and because of the quality of the connection, the images are often pixelated, creating abstractions of colour and form. ‘Apparitions’ explores the effect that time and technology have in the development and perception of identity, spaces and relationships at a time when I was coming of age in an unfamiliar environment. It was also the sudden awareness of temporality that led to this obsessive collecting of screen captures - my family is getting older, I was coming of age in an unfamiliar environment, and the awareness that perhaps online video calls will lose this pixelated softness in the future.
The images are printed on Awagami Kozo washi paper for its absorbent nature and fibrous texture, which enhances the painterly effect of the pixellation.
Apparitions exists as a book in a First Edition of 50 copies, the last 5 of which come with a special edition print. Hand bound in an embroidered canvas sleeve with a satin lining, numbered & signed. The book was launched in Mumbai at Red, Blue & Yellow on 9th October 2014 and sold at La Chambre Claire & Artazart in Paris, and at the Tipi Bookshop in Brussels.
Red, Blue & Yellow, Mumbai, 2014 (Solo) Focus Festival, Mumbai, 2015 (Group) Open Show, mumbai, 2015 (Group) Delhi Photo Festival, 2015 (Group) Kathmandu Photo Festival, 2015 (Group) Impressions Photobook Fair, Bradford, 2015 (Group) Ping Pong : Young Photobooks vs Classics, Mairie du Xeme, Paris, 2015 (Group)