PARUL GUPTA AND HEMANT SREEKUMAR
Supported by: Exhibit 320
Parul Gupta's work is rooted in a performative subjectivity of body, perception and architectural space.For Gupta, drawing reflects a series of concerns prompted by repetitive action both fueled by internal (somatic & psychic) and external (drawing & environment) phenomena simultaneously. Hemant Sreekumar performs synthetic audio compositions using principles of emergence and noise. Artists Parul Gupta and Hemant Sreekumar’s collaboration started at 1After320 through its program ‘Artist Process’ which looks to enable formats through which cultural producers working within and outside of institutional spaces simultaneously, arrive at various possibilities that push their practice forward. Collaborating at various stages through 2016, the iteration at IAF 2017 includes site-specific drawings and interventions by Parul Gupta alongside an executable code and projection by Hemant SK titled PGX – ALPHA that is based on an instruction set by Gupta. Hemant in a sense unfolds the process – where the ‘growth’ manifests as a sequential decay into nothingness and re-emergence.