Interactive installation, charcoal drawings and text.2015
KHOJ international artists workshop,Refracting rooms, Pune, Maharashtra India.
Photos by Alison Wynn and Immy Mali, Still from video by Benjamin Lenzner
Rules have been a part of life for as long as I can remember.
Be it in the broad society, at home, or school. They are a guard against potentially
dangerous situations but also a block to further discoveries of human capabilities.
In 18 MUSTS I seek to break the boundaries that rules and conditions can subject
one to. To breakout of the confines built by the society and even by self.
A paper wall is built of partially burnt hotel cash receipts that once belonged to
customers of the hotel between the year 2005 and 2012.
The receipts, are a metaphor for conformance by the customers to be under
the 18 hotel rules placed behind each door to different rooms. through a performance,
a biker drives through the wall crushing the rules inscribed in red paint .The audience is
then invited to tear down the remaining wall as a way to deal away with rules in the space
that is now transforming into an art space. A symbolic gesture of breaking the rules.
Drawings of artists “mockery or alternative interpretation” of the rules can be found on the
hotel doors replacing the old rules