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Memory is always in the periphery

Aditi Kulkarni and Payal Arya


Memory is always in the periphery is part of an ongoing collaborative VR project led by Aditi Kulkarni and Payal Arya. In the photogrammetry film, they illustrate a simulation of a moment in time by capturing isolated spaces tapping into the potential of 3D scanning technologies to mimic our reality: an experimental mixed reality interactive art piece where the technology mediates self-perception. The sense of a mystery unfolding becomes the focal point of the story. The video also opens up a discussion on the fungibility and selectivity of memory. When we remember something, is it as authentic as it was initially thought?

Artist Bio

Aditi Kulkarni, a multidisciplinary artist graduated in fine arts in 2005. Her practice deals in wide range of mediums and variety of subject matters. Aditi is British Council Fellowship-Charles Wallace India Trust Awardee- for Research Residency at Spike Island Bristol, 2009 and French Embassy Travel Grant. (2010). She was top twenty finalists for The Skoda Prize 2012.

Payal Arya graduated with a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Bombay University, 2014, BFA from Rachana Sansad, Bombay, 2013, MFA degree from Shiv Nadar University, Delhi, 2016. Through her art practice, she creates site specific and immersive installations. Her exhibitions include ‘When No one is Looking’, Kala Ghoda festival, Bombay, 2013 and her master’s degree show ‘At dusk the sky had turned Violet’, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi, 2016.

Both Aditi Kulkarni and Payal Arya were invited to Film Akademie Baden Wurttemberg - Germany where they co - directed, co- produced and did production design for their film 'PIPIO' created a VR experience and an interactive installation. They are now working on their first feature film together and a VR film - “memory is always in the periphery”.