उत्कंठा / Utkantha
Medium: Neon lettering in Marathi, video (photo ink, water, light), glass, water, cotton curtain, reflection of glass forms
Description: An exploration of the Marathi word ‘उत्कंठा’ through the visual language. A literal translation would be ‘an impatient longing’ but the Marathi language has approximately 58 words that can translate to a mere ‘longing’ in English with a need to add an adjective like ‘impatient’ before it. In the migratory experience one confronts a multitude of longings of/associated with geographical, cultural, spiritual, domestic nature making the experience a universal one. With the use of transparent, fluid and reflective surfaces along with light and ink, the emotion of ‘उत्कंठा ‘ is translated into an immersive space of contemplation.
Watch the video component in this work here: Utkantha