Principles of form
Movement, text and image are the three primary forms of practice that I chose for my exploration. To me they emerge as one transdisciplinary practice, each influencing the other in terms of evolution of technique, understanding diverse experiences, as well as creative expression. This kind of practice, emerging as a melded whole from many different forms to have an underlying set of common principles is a key framework of my practice. This integrated practice is in line with Kapila Vatsyayan's framework of Indian art, philosophy, and aesthetics. While there are several individual pieces of work that are each part of a broader inquiry into porosity, which are in one kind of form or another, the whole meaning of the inquiry emerges in the consolidated practice of movement, text, and image.
Movement brings the body into being; text and image allow for mental and intellectual play. It is when all three – movement, text and image come together that intense transitions and experiences become possible. Image and text are like two different languages, the nature of visualisations in both is different and so are their outcomes. They allow for different kinds of experiences. The idea of these explorations is not so much an attempt to build expertise in any one form. The purpose of inquiring through these forms is to better understand porosity as a principle and engage with porosity in the visible worlds that form permits. The diversity of form allows for deeper inquiries. Forms in relation to space, time, and energy can be studied carefully in their expression within the work in order to draw out new insights.