Memory is my Sixth Sense by Aparna Nori
With her exhibition titled Memory is my Sixth Sense, Aparna presents two bodies of work, both created using the Salted Paper process. In “Nalla Pilla”, the mosaic of her skin and its many folds that hang heavily with the burden of years of slow trauma seem fragile and translucent, yet taut in its tenacity. If one lingers, the mosaic turns into a quiet celebration of the diversity of the tones – not just of the medium, but of her skin that held her together through those times. In the second work that shares the title of the exhibition, the prints depicting the couplet of Rajnigandha flowers, harbour in its visible brush strokes the many shades of emotions that are associated with the memories of her mother. The lines, like tree rings – a visible testimony to the passage of time.