Mochu

Mochu

Born 1983 Kerala, India
Lives and works in New Delhi, India

Primarily working with video and text, Mochu combines refined technical production with his research into historical, science fiction and literary themes. He has created a number of video works revisiting art historical figures such as K Ramanujam, an important artist who lived in Chennai’s Cholamandal Artists’ Village during the 1960s. Ramanujam was known for his black and white drawings of fantasy landscapes and mythical cities. Taking inspiration from these utopian and dream-like works, in his recent video practice, Mochu has been interested in developing what he has referred to as fictions or propositions, responding to the conflation of spirituality and technology in the 1960s and 70s. His works draw on these techno-utopian impulses and the ways in which artists, musicians and writers from these decades assembled traditional knowledge systems from countries such as India, fusing them with techno-scientific research. Visually, his works create a psychedelic overload of entangled imagery and sound.

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