Loop and Installation (swipe to see) I made for the Sassoon Dock Art Project that comprises of an aquarium, live fish and a phone that plays the loop while immersed underwater. The exhibition is open till end of december. Come by. @startindia
We’re all hooked. Spending most our waking lives looking down at a screen in complete submission. As we continue to indulge in our lifestyles, our wants turn into must haves and we become slaves to our desires and the notion of social currency. We crave for things which aren’t essential for sustenance, instead stretching ourselves thin for things we don’t need. In the sea of capitalism, we become the fish - a commodified version of a living being.
Also, the fish is the main protagonist at Sassoon Dock. It is the central source of the entire micro-economy of the dock. They are the real heroes, even dying for the cause. Yet everyone here, from the sellers to the buyers only sees them dead, never alive. So the Fish in the aquarium is symbolic of all the fish that are sold at the dock, but are rarely seen alive and is a way to celebrate their existence and value. #subvert #capitalism #sassoonlyf #installation #videoart #gif #sassoondockartproject