The relationship that a consumerist urban dweller has with society is no different from what he has with a purchased product; a car, a smart phone or a holiday package. To him there is no connected community that he nurtures or is nurtured by. His participation in it does not go beyond paying for it, all he sees is a facility that he pays for and is either worth it or not. It’s not his responsibility. Because, he is the consumer. He will choose a different city, a different country if it is better. It is just a question of the quality of the product and its affordability.
No wonder he sees a protest for a social cause as a glitch that causes a traffic jam. And he sees an election day as a holiday.
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
A healthy democracy & a healthy society takes more than just paying taxes. Instead of casting their votes, its sad that, half the Bangaloreans simply chose this election day to extend their holiday. They could have chosen the NOTA (None Of The Above) option if they dint like a candidate. This only shows how people have taken things for granted, how disconnected with society our urban dwellers are.
A free public library is a revolutionary notion, and when people don’t have free access to books, then communities are like radios without batteries. You cut people off from essential sources of information — mythical, practical, linguistic, political — and you break them. You render them helpless in the face of political oppression.
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.