• WORMS!, 2020
  • WORMS!, 2020
  • WORMS!, 2020

WORMS!, 2020

Brass guitar strings, audio. 15 x 15 x 2 cm.

(The One That Got Away), 2020

Brass guitar string, 7 x 4 cm.

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.

  • debris/repose, 2020
  • debris/repose, 2020
  • debris/repose, 2020
  • debris/repose, 2020
  • debris/repose, 2020

debris/repose, 2020

Plaster, pearl. 17 x 18 x 12 cm.

Drawing on the recurrent theme of the abandoned space with its abrupt spaces and curtailed lifespan, Gayatri chisels out spaces that lack clear definition and yet conjure stories. A hypothetical narrative of use and purpose that satisfies our infantile urge to fantasise a “happily ever after”.

Disuse, 2020

Paper. 55 x 38 cm.

Entranced with the visual of an abandoned building, Gayatri explores the visual elements that make up these structures, creating a fantastical alternate world. Blending function and form she envisions the endless possibilities for habitation and exploration.

Synecdoche, 2020

Audio, 4:16mins.

Drawing inspiration from the Charlie Kaufman film by the same name, it jumbles bits of film dialogue with Gayatri’s soulful vocals and music arrangements.

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Gayatri Salkar
Gayatri Salkar
The disruptor

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.

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