Do we tend to browse whatever attracts us with their forms and movements? Are we aware of the display we are glued into, and how it reciprocates our gaze?
The screens that make this work are a juxtaposition of virtual information floating in an online platform. The platform itself is a hub of networking logic, invented to facilitate human interaction. Once these interactions alter, human behavior contradicts with its own odds. As users, we end up in doubt, trying to understand a mechanical ideology. On the other hand, when machines malfunction, they are only experienced by human cognition. What if the machines control the screen, just as we try to control them?
Through this screen-based installation made of moving images and techno centric noises, the work intends to generate a cognitive dissonance that all users encounter while being subsumed by the technological age.
Sounak Das is a mixed-media artist who predominantly uses photography, moving images, sound and installation. His minimalist approach explores lingering landscapes and aspects of urban life using elements of time. His work embodies community, cultural dilemma, spatial context, history, the advancement of technology, and its impact on the Anthropocene age. Experimenting with the parameters of physical reality, his expressions focus on philosophy, often questioning the presence of reality.
He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Visual Arts and Post Contemporary Practice in St. Joost School of Art and Design, Netherlands. He is an Alumni of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute.