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REMEMBERING BEING THERE'
Photo by: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA
11 December 2021
10:00 – 19:00
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The project that the artist conceives for this exhibit starts from an assumption: to paint is to remember. “In Remembering Being There”, declares Chopra, “I examine the role of landscape painting in my artistic practice. I make live performances that incorporate making drawings of places, real and imagined. Live Art is in a crisis; my personae - the traveller, wanderer, explorer, trekker and nomad - are in turmoil, as the world came to a standstill, buckling under the effects of a pandemic. My first video traverses between shots of a turbulent, monsoon-beaten sea, with my persona making his way across the beach, and a drawing in progress of the sea on paper. The desire is to collapse the space between ‘being there’ and the memory of that moment is the impetus. The second video follows the path of Michelle, a fictional persona, a feminine figure making her way through the Kashmiri Himalayas, throwing her body into the wilderness with all her strength and vulnerability. In an exilarated live art state, the journey awakens an acute attention to the landscape that follows three stages: the questioning, the revelation and finally, action with the drawing of the landscape she inhabits.”

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