Foregrounding the fishing villages of Chennai as one of the possible original inhabitants and looking at the cleansing of the seafront for the boulevard at Marina beach whose world famous width is a creation of the artificial Chennai harbor to the north of the city during the British rule, the work attempts to reveal and question how we attempt to hide history. The work foregrounds the sea, the life on the seafront the daily grind and the relationship with the expanse, revealing relationships with the fast changing natural resource/s which we have taken for granted.
What are the Limits of our Dreams
the Limits of Desire
the Limits of Love,
the Limits of Faith, of Hate, of Fear, of Space, of Memory, of Power, of Control and what are Limits of Tolerance.
The work also attempts to address basic questions of survival in contemporary worlds; torn between home, culture, country, territory, land, state, religion, and language. Essentially addressing what people come to terms with in their lives as citizens, workers or migrants to the city.
I want to somewhere implicate the viewer/public for their responsibility in what has happened in history and in their responsibility shaping the future.