Prajakta Potnis: The Slow Burn

Posted On:Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 | by project88newsadmin

Digital Exhibition at The New Media Artspace

16 Febrary – 7 May, 2021

Curatorial Statement by Katherine Behar


“In an attempt to negotiate the social, the political, or the private, the domestic space takes on the role of a protagonist.”

—Prajakta Potnis1

The New Media Artspace proudly presents the online exhibition Prajakta Potnis: The Slow Burn, a sequence of 21 images and videos harkening from various distinct bodies of work from this versatile interdisciplinary Mumbai-based artist. In this interactive exhibition, as users advance through the works, they stitch together an enigmatic narrative in which the shifting, unseen protagonist is someone or something taking shape in a domestic surround. Intentionally staged through the now routine mediation of digital distance, the exhibition interface leverages everyday digital touches—taps on a phone or clicks on a screen—to progress the narrative; as well as to inquire into how, as people come to think twice before touching, the current pandemic is transforming the intimacy of touch and tactility.

View the exhibition here