India

Pavilion title: Memoir Bar

The exhibition invited visitors to make a personal memory tile, assembled into a library of memories. The interactive work was a witty exploration of whether it is possible to form tangible memory, and preserve an emotion forever.

Pick a memory and write it down on a piece of paper. Shred it into a fine form and watch it being made into a tile. This is the act of encapsulating a memory in an object, or solidifying and preserving an emotion forever, forming a library of preserved memories. Using memory as currency, visitors obtained the power to relive it through the object at will, ultimately constructing a large sanctuary of compressed and transferred emotion, the memoir bar.

Curators & Designers:

Thukral & Tagra is New Delhi based design duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra. Together the two aim to blur the lines between design and culture by specifically looking at the repercussions cultural globalisation has in modern day India. While both playful and humorous, their works express thoughtful questions about the nature of Indian identity as it is articulated by Indians themselves and projected on to India by the rest of the world.

Supported by

Bharat Floorings and Tiles