I grew up watching my dad dance to this song (amongst many others) with so much joy. And I started imitating him, dancing with him to this every time we heard it at a party. It became our song in a way. It quickly became the song I could dance to without caring about who’s looking or how I’m feeling. I will remember so many things about him but the one instinct I learnt from is to try and be happy in the worst of situations. People found him very intimidating since he was tall and strong but he was a very loving, welcoming person.
I’ve been thinking so much about him. What he meant to me and everything he did for me to be where I am and what my life amounts to right now and where I am going to be next – it’s just been all of these thoughts on top of each other going through my mind. It’s been super difficult for me as an artist to create anything with my heart in it for the last 1 month. And yet I knew I had to make something with him in focus.
This was made while I was participating in an online workshop on “Creative and Artistic Use of Medical Imagery” lead by Icelandic artist, Haraldur Karlsson by Vašulka Kitchen Brno. During the workshop, Haraldur introduced us to a software called Horos that allows users to scan and process medical imagery. I decided to experiment with found/created video footage early on using a plugin that allowed me to convert images into compressed 3D objects. Using this process, I made several versions of the original music video of “Ishq Tera Tadpave” (by Indian musician, Sukhbir). I was able to compress clips from the video into 3D objects made up of superimposed frames. The aim of this work is to try and hold onto a lifetime of affection and inspiration in these overlaid, trailing visuals while slowing down and scrubbing through the song itself.