(An)archive


Found objects, etching on acrylic, paper and rubber casts 8ft x 8ft
Vadodara, India
2015-2017



(An)archive searches for ways to visualize and present ideas of ‘protection’, ‘immortalization’ and ‘embellishment’ in dialogue with those of colonization, taming of the other, ‘wildness’ and violence. 

Constantly referring to compulsion, repetition and the death drive, the collection of objects and images below positions the archive against a imaginary threat or imminent disaster. This in turn raises questions of normalization and hierarchy – violence as a way to understand the other, its possible justifications and where they fall short, and if this ‘ruin’ we can archive but not stop, can itself be a means to an end.