How White is White? New show exploring multi-sensorial experiences set to open at The Space at 9/2, Kolkata
Ever wondered, whether a colour could be experienced in more ways than one? The Space at 9/2, a concept design studio at Chowringhee Road has come up with a unique concept- an art exhibition called How White is White?, which seeks to explore different kinds of sensorial experiences (of touch, taste, sight, and sound) associated with the colour white.
“White as an entity has a very ordinary meaning, from which we have taken a departure. To understand white, as something which you can experience, as opposed to something which is purely visual. We tried to create an experience with the entity white and there’s an overpowering theme that runs throughout the exhibit which explores the duplicity of the colour itself- called ‘One in Many,’” says Anahita Kayan, founder of The Space at 9/2.
There are immersive experiences using audio-visual medium, along with various in-house exhibits, and different pieces by textile designer Isha Pimpalkhare, artist Sara Awwad, and Chef Preetanjali Pasari as well.
Among the in-house exhibits at The Space at 9/2, Decaying Gratification is one such exhibit which conveys the presence of colour white in things which are both alive and dead or decomposed through flowers. A tactile installation explores the sensation of white, through the remnants of smoking daisy and how different it feels to touch, then a gleaming piece of newly polished marble.
Prism Kaleidoscope uses the dispersion of light to show how white can break down into many different colours. Transient multiplicity, another installation uses choreography of movements, to show how people interact with space. An audio-visual installation in black and white, as dual entities, allows the viewers to customise their experience of each colour with the choice of a soundtrack associated with it.
Isha Pimpalkare, a textile designer, and an art student will be exhibiting her latest work ‘Alive’ in which fabrics, with the help of motors, emotes the act of breathing itself. “My work, seeks to evaluate the role our built environment plays in everyday life, and how we could integrate it as a part of our daily routine,” says Isha. You can find fabrics that breathe, flowers made of mixed media which sway like real Daffodils and other awe-inspiring pieces by her.
Sara Awwad will be showcasing 3D paintings from her white canvas series, to depict emotions through the manipulation of different textures and giving a visual form to feelings, while Preetanjali of Butterfingers, will bring her own contribution of taste, to answer the question, ‘What does the colour white tastes like?’
She creates the taste of moonlight, by using the taste of flowers that bloom at midnight, such as tuberose, jasmine and Casablanca lilies into the edible art installation. The installation also includes White Rice Macarons with Jasmine, Chocolate Caramel Shards with Coconut and Fleur De Sel- desserts which are made of savory ingredients.
“We just want the people to leave the space with a feeling, an opinion, or emotions. White to me is the simplest yet the most complex of entities-encompassing so much in so little,” smiles Anahita Kayan.
The exhibition How White is White opens at The Space at 9/2 on March 28, 11 am and will continue till April 4