Posted on TransCultural Studies
“In an interesting new development in the art world, a generation of artists are [sic] now collecting data about their world using technological instruments but for cultural purposes. Shared tool-using leads to overlapping epistemologies and ontologies. These artists both make powerful art and help make science intimate, sensual, intuitive.
Anjali Deshmukh, who resides in New York City, and Rohini Devasher, who lives in New Delhi, are two artists crossing several kinds of boundaries in both their art and their life. These artists utilize systems like feedback loops and other forms of digital technology innovatively. Their broad interests may reflect the trend of artists who have undertaken different programs of higher education instead of enrolling exclusively in an art school. Within art history this new direction may be seen as an offshoot of conceptual art; however, for Deshmukh and Devasher an emphasis on handmade practices forms an important component of their work and functions alongside a strong conceptual direction.”