urban grid

2014

installation

blades, time, rust, marks, body

‘Urban Grid’ is a take on Rabindranath Tagore’s song ’Tumi Sandhyar Meghamala’ (You are a cluster of clouds of the evening sky) that I heard while traveling in the local city bus through the busy streets of Mumbai. It is an interactive installation, which allows you to walk on the carpet of metal blades and feel the power of the urbanization. The arrangement of the blades is compared to the compartmentalization of our lands and souls; and blade, being a symbol of modern material and harshness. Feeling the lightness of the clouds in the sky while reading the song (on the wall behind), the work critically relates to the body and soul that carefully carries itself while walking on the blades. 'Urban Grid' also represents how urbanization leaves irreversible marks on the land.