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I recognize Mumbai through its famous areas, cheap postcards, taxi’s, stamps, and heritage buildings, Bollywood etc. Thus, I took forward the ide… Read More
I recognize Mumbai through its famous areas, cheap postcards, taxi’s, stamps, and heritage buildings, Bollywood etc. Thus, I took forward the idea of bringing tactility into the project through the medium of postcards. The idea was to connect the city, material and cinema scene. So the final output was an installation using these postcards, created in the library of the Max Mueller Bhavan in Mumbai. Read Less
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Materialistic Mumbai
Tangible Postcards on Mumbai
For instance Bori Bunder -  a place where jute sacks are stored  -  was the old name for Victoria Terminus. VT station is the typical image used endlessly in Hindi Bollywood Cinema to depict ‘Bombay’. And Mario Miranda's ‘Salaam Bombay’ was created as a stamp which symbolizes the cafes’ across VT that have existed since 1925. Similarly Tamba Kanta, Kapad Bazaar, Bangadi Bazaar etc. have been converted into a Postcard Installation that was showcased at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai in collaboration with Majlis and Instituit Goethe.

 
Decoding the postcards, and what each part of it represented
 Boribunder  a.k.a VT Station
Tamba Kanta Market - derived its name from copper weighing scales
Bangri Bazaar or, Bangle Market.
Kapad Bazaar - A cloth market, a tailors paradise
The artist and the completed installation at Max Mueller Bhavan
 
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