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    This project combines the idea of bringing tactility through the medium of postcards. The idea was to connect the city, the material and cinema. … Read More
    This project combines the idea of bringing tactility through the medium of postcards. The idea was to connect the city, the material and cinema. The final output was an installation that was showcased in the library of the Max Mueller Bhavan in Mumbai. Read Less
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Materialistic Mumbai
Tangible postcards on Mumbai.
Each postcard is made of a material that connects the story of a place, it's name & it's relation to Indian Cinema. For instance 'Bori Bunder' means 'A place where jute sacks are stored'  -  It was the old name for Victoria Terminus. VT station as a location has been used in Indian Cinema as a backdrop to depict migration and a large city with a fast life. If you explore the area of VT you are sure to finds drawings by Goan artist, Mario Miranda, even today. Hence Mario Miranda's ‘Salaam Bombay’ illustration was made into a stamp which symbolizes these cafes across VT that have existed since 1925. 

All this information comes together as text and collage on the postcard. Spaces like Tamba Kanta, Kapad Bazaar, Bangadi Bazaar etc. have also been covered. An installation of these postcards was showcased at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai in collaboration with Majlis & Instituit Goethe.
 Boribunder or VT Station
Tamba Kanta - it derives its name from ancient copper weighing scales that were used for weighing, once upon a time in the local markets.
Bangri Bazaar or the bangle market.
Kapad Bazaar - The cloth market.
The customized stamps, each one perforated by hand.
The installation on display at Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.