INTERVIEW: CURATOR HOWES ON NEHA CHOKSI AND WAQAS KHAN AT MANCHESTER ART GALLERY – ASHLEY HOWSON

23 October, 2017 – Quays News

Neha Choksi, "Faith in Friction," 2017

Neha Choksi, “Faith in Friction,” 2017

“Neha Choksi has made a brand-new piece specially for us in Manchester and it’s a seven-channel film installation. It’s really immersive. You’re surrounded by five projections and two monitors. She has gone to a Jain Ashram which is North of Mumbai, and that’s a place for spiritual retreat where people go to escape from normal life. The architecture is really fascinating because you have these buildings that aren’t quite finished yet so it feels very raw. Choksi travelled to Mumbai with a group of her friends to film an investigation of what it’s like to be an individual and how, as individuals, we’re all created by the group of friends we have around us. It’s all about that relationship between the individual and their community, And how we can be different with different groups of friends that we’re with and how that really shapes the whole of our personalities. She told me what she was planning on doing but I didn’t really know the details and it wasn’t until I actually saw the first cut that I realised what the film was and how these seven different films would all work together…”

INTERVIEW: CURATOR HOWES ON WAQAS KHAN AND NEHA CHOKSI AT MANCHESTER ART GALLERY – ASHLEY HOWSON

 

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