our sentient experience
through memory of senses and mass,
material and mutation.
Vibrating at the frequency of 7.83 Hz
with Love and Innovation,
a giga-grand mother.
Daugther of Ravi. (Sun-Male)
Once, a ball of fire,
setting on a journey
born out of a blazing womb
transforming through the Five Elements
like a Kavi. (Poet – Gender Neutral)
Sister of many moons
she locked onto the orbit of eclipse.
As winds of time cooled her skin
the Earth sprouted life within.
And secreted sustenance
Encased within the sky,
Akash, heaven the Fifth dimension.
she holds everything down to hearth
molten Gravity—-Magnitude—–Latitude—–Longitude and Servitude.
Transcending processes over and over and over again through migrations
Fire as resurrection
Winds in the fabric of Time
Earth as The Mother
Water, a life force that resonates
and Ether as technological creativity.
Beginning and ending with the Five elements
a micro and macro-symbolic textural exploration of all the particles at play
and through a delicate string that is;
Benevolent Mother Earth.
7.83 Hz Bound addresses the ongoing flux of the Anthropocene through vernacular narrative.
That being Man vs. Nature, Natural vs. Artifact and Nature of the Artifact; as well as, the nature of humankind’s actions in the urban landscape.
This conceptual artwork is an entwined trilogy of the constructed abstract, the naturally occurring and the discarded.
A mythical symbolic journey, which weaves together the appearances of the dynamic five elements, manifesting in, on and within the planet; as well as throughout our social fabric.
Created for the public sphere, the representation of utilitarian tropes referencing the iconic Indian phrase – Roti, Kapada, aur Makaan (Food, Clothing, and Shelter) – served as a commonality found in the survival of the human race across the socio-economic divide.
The main story highlights the flux between thoughtful, symbiotic and down-to-earth rural knowledge systems. Fading in the evident decay of the contemporary post-colonial and post global market economy driven processes, the consumer landscape of urbanity, as grounds for a comparative study within the range of Indian cities and its outskirts.
March – May 2016 Photography
India is a country that lives in many ages simultaneously. Within the urban landscape, the contradictions found between rural and urban presented a flux; between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’
Tapping into the knowledge bank of the Panchatattva (The Five Elements) through intuitive observation of the traces found in distinct textures. I looked to the forces of nature that peaked through the city of Pune,
Every façade shadowed the resonance of Earth’s forces, weathered over time, the ancient and the modern both tolerated each other.
The city presented itself as a dream, a mode of survival in its transparent textured facades.
According to ancient Indian Philosopy, the Panchatattvas work in relation to one another; constantly transforming their states as matter takes a journey through time.
When water boils, it becomes vapor, gaseous states condense into liquid upon cooled, solids can be vaporized by heat, and so on
Thus, the entire cosmos has built a world by playing with these elements. We call this matter – reality, and see it as the objective truth.
Seeking its representation in artistic form, I turned my awareness towards each plane and surface of the cities – natural or unnatural with a keen eye, to discover the Panchatattvas in….poetic abstractions.
The natural textures of time,
the hidden process of wind,
the invisible stories of water,
the traces of human hands,
the intervention of the imagination,
the chronicles of dreams,
the decay of the past,
the fluxus of migration,
the archive of moments,
the anomalies of the present,
traces of ghosts and spirits,
wounds of history
and tropes of victory.
By Shraddha Borawake
Habitat Photosphere 2016 Awardee