“Transience” A photographic salutation to Impermanency by Siddhartha Tawadey


Time :
12th November : 5:00 pm – Inauguration by Saugata Roy, State Minister for Urban Development
13th to 22nd November : 11:00 am to 8:00 pm – Exhibition on View

Entry : Free

Place : Travancore Art Gallery, Travancore Palace, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, new delhi- 110001

Details : “Transience” A photographic salutation to Impermanency by Siddhartha Tawadey.
Website : http://www.sidphotography.com
“ Transience”
Soft rain on my shoji…
reminds me of the imperfection and fleeting nature of the universe..
reminds me of the collective unconscious we all dwell in..
reminds me to penetrate the screen..
reminds me gently to look..
and then the freedom to actually picture the essence..
-Sid Tawadey
The exhibition is based on images based on Mujo, a medieval concept of Buddhism, literally meaning ‘no (mu) permanence (jo),”It is known in Sanskrit as Anittya.
Transience encompasses the impermanent and momentary aspects of our existence and that of the things around us, including birth, growth, change, decay and death. Transience exists in organic forms, constructs of society and time itself. The past consumes the present while we move constantly into the uncertainty of the future. The paradox being, referred to in this exhibition is that in order to be, we must change; when we cease to change we cease to exist. Everything is in movement. It is this movement that I have attempted to capture through my Images.
Working in a traditional method in the darkroom and also incorporating photograms, which were made before the advent of photography. The film rolls are processed by hand and then contact printed. The Images are then enlarged using an old Fuji enlarger and a paper that is suitable.
As each fine art print is made manually with a degree of dodging and burning, no two photographs ever come out exactly the same. I like to print on fiber-based papers, which are the traditional papers, but the handling, washing and processing is very time consuming.
So thus in the spirit of Transience, I use a combination of the old and new technology, the images are rendered on resin coated paper and scanned on the latest technology scanners and then printed on Archival paper using archival pigmented inks.

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~ by Niha on November 14, 2009.

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