4 August 2022 /
IN A BLINK OF AN EYE / GROUP EXHIBITION
Gallery DotWalk is all set to organise a group exhibition show — In a Blink of an eye. This show is curated by Shruti Ramingaiah which will be held from 30 July to 10th of September 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm).
BHISAJI GADEKAR / CHANDAN BEZBARUAH / JYOTHI BASU / KUNDAN MONDAL / MIDHUN GOPI / PRAJAKTA PALAV AHER / RACHANA NAGARKAR / SAJU KUNHAN / SHRUTI MAHAJAN / SNEH MEHRA /
VENUE / B19/5 F FIRST FLOOR GOLF COURSE ROAD / DLF PHASE -1 GURUGRAM /HARYANA 122002/
In the Blink of an Eye considers the states of transcending into sleep and being awake as a metaphor to reflect on time as extended, indefinite and a non-consecutive happening, event and passage.
Each artist featured in this exhibition explores the human state of being in the process of transition between reality and the unfamiliar through their artistic practice and approaches.
“A brief moment exists between the state of wakefulness and sleep and also before waking up of untethered, blurred, tumbling thoughts capable of us humans. These states are scientifically defined as hypnagogic – a state immediately before falling asleep and hypnopompic – a state leading to consciousness or being awake. The two states are different in character; the former slips us through an imaginary, fantasised and unconscious moment before drifting into sleep. It is a non-governed state of an individual shutting the brain, dissolving mental filters and slowly dismantling the concepts of the world. All of our models, norms and ideas of a constrained world pull apart its meaning in the slightest of dizzy recalling. The latter state brings us closer to reality. It is a state of steadily reaching consciousness when we begin to realise the self, things and people, place and the surroundings.
Time as a concept in our understanding is continuous and sequential from second to minutes, morning to evening, day to months and youth to age. On the other hand, the transitions seem short-lived in an individual’s ever-shifting thoughts, between collapse and rise or the apprehensions of prolonged hardships, even the crumbling state of affairs around. Comparatively the state of alertness is subjective to human recollection. How do we make sense of reality, then? Does the past mean anything to us in relation to thinking of the future – while in the present?” — Shruti Ramlingaiah, Curator of the Show said.