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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia

Jaimini Patel

Residency at Theertha International Artists Collective

Using materials from my everyday I make slight interventions to reveal a particular moment.  By following my curiosity about how things happen and what they do, I want to find that which jogs our visual memory.   When the function of a material or where it belongs is transformed, the dissonance between its past and present becomes amplified.    I am aware that the decisions I make are not entirely mine - I do something and the material does something back.  I probe to ascertain the nature of its memory. I want to find this moment when a line appears where there was not one before, when a thing is neither one thing nor another or a place stops being one place and starts being somewhere else.  What we see can deceive us - that which eludes a name or a place creates an uncertainty about what it is that we are looking at and what we understand. 

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Jaimini Patel talks to conference during cHAT week at Sanskriti, Delhi, India. March 2007