Aarushi Zarthoshtimanesh, ‘Bhool/Bhool’, 2022, glue, acrylic paint, video installation.

Image courtesy: Aarushi Zarthoshtimanesh

Bhool(भूल) is a Sanskrit word, embodying two meanings at once, translating to ‘forget’ and ‘mistake’. The body of this work, true to its name, seeks to actualize that plurality in meaning through the atemporal mediums of glue, paint and moving image. This piece employs language as the tool to re/de-contextualize an identity, to shape a life-after-material. And in this constructed cultural landscape, soundscape and multi-hyphenate embodiment, it seeks to actively locate and dislocate from time and space.

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