1st November 2015
Vishal K Dar’s art practice is diverse in terms of medium, where transformations and the nocturne are some of the more visible themes. In Maruts*, the artist continues his investigations with site specific works that create experience territories and hallucinatory zones. In this new work, he re-imagines Maruts, the storm deities, as computer controlled oscillating beams of light set to varying metronomic meters over a vast reflection pool.
*Hymn 66 of Mandala VI of the Rig Veda is an eloquent account of how a natural phenomenon of a rain-storm metamorphose into storm deities. Maruts, a troop of young warriors, are Indra’s companions. They were widely regarded as clouds, capable to shaking mountains and destroying forests.