The gallery installation Mumbai/Bombay was the final work for my postgraduate show Shift, which was exhibited at the text+work gallery in association with the Arts University College, Bournemouth. It is an interactive installation where the shadows of the audience interact with a projected video of Mumbai and each other to create a unique urban experience. The video below briefly describes the work and shows audience reactions. Below that are a few photographs of the work.

The multimedia installation is inspired by my memories and experiences of Mumbai, emphasizing the conflict between a desirable elsewhere and an undesirable here within this fast-growing metropolis. This violent conflict between bipolar aspects of the perceived city is apparent in the dynamic and uncanny relationship between the artifice in the work, its shadows and specular reflections.

Aditi Kulkarni