'Platform - 2': Video Projection/3D Installation, Oct 2008




In this studio exhibition, I decided to get the audience to be pro-active in their engagement with the work. My memories of travelling in an Indian train in the rush hour, packed like sardines into the compartments with 100s of other commuters, the heat, the humidity, the sweat, the smell of fish coming from the clothes and the baskets of fishmongers, the smell of slums on both sides of the platform, still fresh in my mind, inspired me to create this installation. I decided to project the video image of the evening commuters in a train in Mumbai in a rubbish bin. It was a challenging installation and I could successfully realise my intention to focus on not just the content of the work but to contextually represent its meaning.