Pallavi Paul

Paul’s work is deeply engaged in the technologies of poetry and time travel. She works primarily with video and the installation form to propose orders of tensility that inhabit  non-fiction material. Using the disruption between ‘reality image’ and ‘documentary’ as a starting point,  she attempts to create a laboratory of possibilities which tests the contours of fantasy, resistance, politics and history.

Her curiousities lead her towards mechanics and disruptions rather than continuties. The textures of video, an inherently staccato form, are used by her as an allegory to open out the potential for exploring dimished moments. The ambition of her work is to create an imagnative playfield where historical combustion can be extricated from the languages of deficiency and mourning, to become a playful critical interface. Paul’s primary influence is the chaos of the contemporary and the dizzying tessellations that sprout from it.

Paul’s works have been shown at Tate Modern Gallery(London), Edinburgh Art Festival(Edinburgh),  Hundred Years of Experimentation ( 1913- 2013) Retrospective of Indian Cinema and Video, Experimenta Film Festival(Bangalore), Mumbai Film Festival(Mumbai). 

Born in 1987 she has been an artist in Residence at Delfina Foundation (London), Vancouver Biennale (Canada), KHOJ Intl. Artists’ Association ( New Delhi) and SARAI City as Studio ( New Delhi) . Paul is also the recipient of several prestigious fellowships including Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Sivdasani Foundation fellowship (in collaboration with Delfina Foundation) for emerging Indian Artist,  India Foundation for the Arts, Public Service Broadcasting Trust Felowship for non- fiction film and fellowship for experimental video. Paul is a visiting Kirloskar scholar at RISD.

She currently lives and works in New Delhi. 

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