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VIJAYARAGHAVAN (IN)


Before Stop Take Prevent, 1:39, 2014

Vijayaraghavan has earned a MFA degree with a major in painting from the College of Art in New Delhi.
He had participated various shows and biennials across the country. In 2014- November, Elected in 36th Cairo
International Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt, 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DLX], Berlin.2013 Fonlad Festival, Coimbra; 5th International Festival of Video-art, FIVAC Camaguey 2013, CUBA, PROYECTOR 2013. 6º Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Madrid (Sp), Trondheim (No),  Coimbra (Pt) y Milán (It), 2012- “SARAI READER 09” Curated by Raqs Media Collective and collaboration between Devi Art Foundation and Sarai - CSDS and supported by Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi.  25th EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL INSTANTS VIDÉO, in La Friche la Belle de mai, FRANCE, “Guest Invited Artist 4th edition of Viareggio Art Project”, Villa Paolina Bonaparte Museum of Viareggio, Italy.2010 “Art & Cinema” -“Art mart” in epi-center, Gurgaon, Curate by Sushma bahl. Video Art project broadcast by MENESA and Presenting ikono TV, Berlin, Germany. Fugitive Video Project represents: Solus @ Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland, and Banff Center Banff, Canada.

In this project, I inspired by one my painting titled “via-google” on paper. The static painting image to transform into visual animation to execute the menace of urbanization through the heart beats becoming the polluted breaths. In this I used Google-maps to show the current advancements of communication and indeed we are living unavoidable topography of urban sounds, automobiles, communication and so on… and it’s affected all our natural phenomena including our human health.

The advancement of technology, communication, urbanization also essential to life systems; it is the very nature of common that is being transformed today with our unconscious being colonized by the motorization, mechanization and urbanization that has deformed even habitual and mundane. I have attempted to externalize schizophrenia of the contemporary every day in this work. Before Stop Take Prevent! It is our voice to regenerate, re-create the habitual in the urban scenario.