05th—09th January 2017\nState Art Gallery Hyderabad\nTHINGS ARE VANISHING BEFORE USThe exhibition attempts to analyse and salvage the role of objects in our life, by paying particular attention to their ability to evoke the past through nostalgia and memory. As objects remind us of who we are, we often use them to demonstrate our identity. The increase in software and digitised data are replacing the traditional physical dimensions of objects.Various artists were invited to contemplate on the function of objects and whether they see this as a revolutionary paradigm shift, or do they prefer the old ways of possessing physical objects and its production more relevant in the preservation of memory and evocation of nostalgia.\n \nBLACK MOLASSES\n \nIf I were to imagine the colour of my childhood, I can instantly say it was green. However green got replaced by black for most of my adult life and remains a predominant colour ever since.\nMost of us view the world today through our black screen and live a lot more in the digital space dealing with an overload of projected reality. I have felt trapped in the digital space for years. Professionally I am required to and for leisure I chose to. However, it got a lot worse and addictive with the advent of social media, it's a place for projecting a staged and self-promotional image of happiness and success for the most part. Which, I feel is so far removed from reality mostly. There is often a feeling of being lost, claustrophobia, anxiety by being stuck in what seems like thick black molasses, which is true for many people today.\n \nI have created a clay sculpture called 'Lost in the black noise' and some hand-moulded functional objects in black as response for the upcoming exhibition theme 'the things are vanishing before us...' Which, according to the curator is about digitisation of objects, information, and emotions and how they have irrevocably altered our existing ways of knowing, doing and being. The use of ceramics as a fragile material, seeks to evoke a sense of empathy, hinting at the fragility of the current human condition in a more general sense.