A clew of worms was originally meant to be a family, until a misadventure led to “The one that got away”. Evoking a sense of play, Gayatri builds these old guitar strings into an anthropomorphic unit in the midst of an intense discussion. These whimsical, jewel-like pieces colours reveal a playful facet to Gayatri’s practice, one that looks at form as a sum of its parts.
(The One That Got Away), 2020
Expressing herself through music, singing, image- and model-making, Gayatri’s multiple talents might at a glance seem random, but they center around her core interests in space and sound, and its effect on the viewer. Her pursuit of architecture seems then like a natural fit, her preoccupation with abandoned spaces apparent in the works on display. For Gayatri, the Residency was a chance to experiment and discover anew her passion for learning and questioning the act of making.