Chronicles of Past and Present: Growing Gopurams for the Future

Dimple B Shah

She creates art encompassing painting, printmaking, installation, and performance, with a focus on environmental, heritage, and cultural conservation through her innovative ‘Living Sculpture’ practice

Capturing Cox Town’s vibrant past through art and stories, the artist carried a carefully crafted vibrant Gopuram on her head as she pushed a vendor cart around the flyover. She engaged with public for research and collection of oral histories of the neighborhood engaging in languages local to the context. The headdress is constructed like a gopuram and wonderfully painted to match the vibrancy of the murals under the Flyover—especially the Kcymaerxthaere map.

Performance Video