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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. It resulted in an installation that was created in the library of the Max Mueller Bhavan in Mumbai. Read Less
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Materialistic Mumbai
Tangible Postcards about Mumbai
Each postcard is made of a material that unearths the story behind the place, its name & its relation to Indian Cinema. For e.g. Bori Bunder -  a place where jute sacks are stored  -  was the old name for Victoria Terminus. VT station has been used endlessly in Indian Cinema to depict Bombay, migration and a large city - fast life etc. If you explore the area of VT you are sure to finds drawings by the Goan artist, Mario Miranda, even today. Hence Mario Miranda's ‘Salaam Bombay’ illustration was apt for making a stamp which symbolizes these cafes’ across VT that have existed since 1925. All this information comes together as text & collage on the postcard. Spaces like Tamba Kanta, Kapad Bazaar, Bangadi Bazaar etc. have also been covered and finally turned into an installation that was showcased at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai in collaboration with Majlis & Instituit Goethe.
Decoding the postcards, and what each part of it represents.
 Boribunder  a.k.a VT Station
Tamba Kanta Market - it derived its name from the ancient Copper weighing scales.
Bangri Bazaar or, Bangle Market.
Kapad Bazaar - A cloth market, and a tailors paradise.
The customized stamps.
Me with my completed installation at Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
 
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