Asmita Sarkar

Asmita Sarkar

Spatial Interventions

With a background in psychology and fine art, Asmita is currently researching the intersection of painting, phenomenology and new media. In this project she wants to explore the boundary between familiar bodies and expressions, and the uncertain and unfamiliar, the “unheimlich”, to use Freud’s phrase. “The unfamiliar is uncomfortable but it leads to creativity”, Asmita says. So she does not intend to look at the boundary between the apparent and the uncanny as points of conflict, but rather “borderlines of possibilities”. Asmita plans to create a number of temporary “interventionist structures” that are “speculative and optimistic”, and with these structures as “gateways”, expand the understanding of perceptual nature by building visual and aural narratives “aimed at resolving tension between the known and the unknown”.

Day 8-10
A slow progression towards installing a soft sculpture in the attic— To my urban eye the space looks magical and I want to create a waterfalls made of light in the attic.

Some floating thoughts: (why did I not think of this before!!) The word sublime literally come from the Latin Root “limen” that turns into the adjective liminal- “of a threshold” in other word Border-line.

 

Day -1-3

Looking for sites to put up ephemeral, painterly and  sculptural installations.

possible sites

the sensuous texture that is going to inspire my work.

Textures

Day 4

A very productive day utilizing all the materials- woods (with mossy barks, dark gray glistening stone slabs, and acrylic paints)

Day 5 and 6

Doing site specific paintings on the unique stone and mud structures of the region and the village, the challenge was to keep the layers of of paint and the tint of colours subtle enough to blend in the environment but distinct enough to make an visual impact that creates the sensation of the Uncanny. It was a struggle-

These are work in progress called ”Stone has eye”