I did a public awareness permanent art installation in Bangalore recently. It was an idea floated to the phoenix mall in the beginning of the year after they responded to the impermanent installation at my solo show in Baroda (2014).
This installation also has a literal representation, of the everyday nightmare of the city dweller’s clogged, jammed Bengaluru roads due to population outburst in the new metropolis of developing India. My idea was to reassert the most banal public message which falls of deaf ears that a city with number of cars on increase, car pooling methods needs to be devised and adapted by public. The civic responsibility is to adapt something which would benefit their own good. As so to speak the two art installation :”in-transit” and “make over”, Represent the foreseen future where all public/private transportation would create a dystopia, a nightmarish world.
The work “in-transit” is made of mild steel and toy cars in 9 part panels reassembled on site, with appoxinately 10000 plastic toys hot glued on the fibre surface. The work is 12 feet high and 30 feet wide along with 12 feet diameter of the protruded fibre nodule. And “Make Over” is 3feet in length x 4 feet wide and 12 feet high, it took 3 months to complete and 4 days installation time on site. The work was funded by the Phoenix market city mall.