Between One Shore and Several Others
‘Between One Shore and Several Others’ is a series that Vivek Vilasini has been persuing for the past several years. The idea that all cultures are connected with, and influenced by, one another forms the core of the expression. These works are translations, re-mixes, and transcoding of information from one format to another, dissolving geographical, cultural, and historical boundaries and sometimes entirely displacing the original idea and introducing the contemporary. While the simulacra could be seen as a continuation, fulfillement, or subversion of the existing work, the intend is always to use the new imagery to seduce the viewer to re-examine the work within the contemporary context.
The original masterpiece stands like a beacon, shedding light on a certain time and place, the new avatar is like a torch that has been lite from this beacon, and serves to throw light on our contemporary society.