Susanta Mandal | Hard Copy
17 April - 18 May, 2015 | D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
Susanta Mandal’s kinetic installations combine light, shadow, movement and stillness, mechanical constructions and human imagery. Theseries on show at Hard Copy is a meditation on the image and the way we remember, equally the experience of forgetting. In the last few years Mandal has been increasingly working with the Magic Lantern, a popular device for optical projection used for education and entertainment in the Victorian period. He deconstructs and reconstructs the contraption to think about image and memory.
This exhibition introspects on the fragility of images, their absence and presence. Quotidian everyday images of places take on deeply introspective and at times hallucinatory qualities as the artist takes apart the apparatus that make them visible. Hard Copy interrogates visual perception, how the eye records and recalls.