0 to 0 ∞ is the title of the performance by the Visual Arts student Vanshika Agrawal, held on Sunday 2 October at the Gallery AAIE Center for Contemporary Art.
The infinite possibilities within us
The infinite possibilities outside us
In a forever changing world
There is stillness
I wonder where it began
When I opened my eyes
When I closed my eyes
0 to 0 is a slip into white immaterial abstraction, need to dissolve and merge the body in spatial and temporal landmark, abolishing all materiality and resistances in the given context while at the same time, imparting a materiality and fragility inside the white cube.
By using this traditional device the artist activates the transcendental modes of presence and power, that by definition give access to the another world.
Body as a dissolved matter in an enclosed space becomes a challenging reality.
The performance has been conceptualized as a response to constant evolving and withering mass. The artist encloses herself in a transparent cube situated on a display pedestal as a classic iconic image and the fog slowly starts filling the cube.
Eliminating the traces of art object. Leaving white stillness and the presence of being. Body in constraint investigates the authority of it, referring to female identity and ideologies around it.
Agrawal talks about duality and fragility of the changing world, by working among a plurality of cultural signs.
Her performances deal with immaterial, movement, and existence of the body in its immediate surroundings, presenting the composition of time and construction of space with delicacy and intimacy.