This year marks the 195th anniversary of the first successful experimentation with photography as a novel form and patented as a new invention by the French practitioner Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1827. In honour of this occasion, Unsealed Chamber: The Transient Image is presenting four contemporary artists working with both analogue and digital methods, reacting to vital transformations following a year of introspection in the course of the pandemic.
Through newly made productions, Aparna Nori, Arpan Mukherjee, Indu Antony and Philippe Calia explore a sense of creative hybridity by melding both manual techniques and new media to reflect on questions of self, society, ecology and representation. With a focus on ongoing social concerns, sometimes as subjects within their own images, they make crucial contributions to the ever-growing cultural history of the craft of image-making and identity construction.
⇲ Curated by Rahaab Allana
⇲ Scenography is realized by Sukanya Baskar