Why binary should have all the pun
Tifa Working Studies, Pune, May-June, 2019. Co-curated with Kaur Chimuk
Why binary should have all the pun is an international exchange and exhibition program which investigates how art practices can be seen as socio-political and cultural tools of navigating, experiencing and exploring the binaries of our everyday life and society. The program will include artistic contributions from 20 International and Indian artist working in different fields of artistic expressions; painting, sculpturing, scenography, theatre, performances, and video art. The exhibition is bringing focus and emphasis on how we disrupt with binaries and the importance of what lies in-between them, for example, between the West and the East and furthermore why is it important to understand the process, ambivalence, nuances or becoming rather than two fixed opposites.
The program is initiated and curated by Danish artist and curator, Lasse Mouritzen and Indian visual artist and curator Kaur Chimuk with a common vision of starting up new platforms for artistic, cultural as well as socio-political exchange and collaboration, and engage with the local culture and art scene of Pune.
मृगतृष्णा, Mirage is a research and video elaborated on the labor camp and constructions sites around Flame University in Pune. The research investigates social conditions, temporality and desires of the construction workers within their ambiguous relation to the build environment. The film was presented and screened as a site-specific installation at Flame University Campus and in the labor camp of the construction workers in February 2019.