engagement with historical images comes through several quarters. In my recent
past the fascination was towards a reconstructed history where fragmentation
played important role .The processes of alternation of real narratives paved
way to individual tales. The perceptual frame work through which we accept
history is important .It is an ever changing process which multiplies the scope
of transformation .
The images that we identify as important archival document
often lose its importance in certain public spaces. Ignorance towards several
national histories allows one to alter reality into myth. In my recent body of
works I consciously erase portions of history .For an average Indian
identifying every national hero is problematic .
Thus each encounter with such
archival image leaves behind several unresolved my stories. There were contents
and contents which seldom appear to be UN disclosed and un recorded. It is our
national instinct to interpret the available document in our own personal
manner. Such possibilities of a new narrative are explored in my works.
Fabricated incidents involve distortions. I believe every image lies at the
disposal of the viewer. Thus the actual intension narrations are always at a
risk of change.
My intension is to discover newer contexts of a given set of
images. Thus I randomly choose to work with archive images where I omit
portions through the physical act of tearing. Such torn portions are vital in
my processes as they leave physical marks on the surface- a constant reminder
of altered histories. Again at the sometime I construct my image through
assemblage where one can identify fragmented histories drastic change in such
manipulated images allows the viewer to interpret the narrative individually.