An exhibition is always an act of placing artworks and understanding the
importance of engaging with a site and, at the same time producing a polylogue
with other spaces. A place is no fixed thing – it has an episodic history and takes
its particular aspect through an intense immersion.
We recognize the Godrej Complex as a space devoted to natural and technical
sciences, and have treated its representation as a live entity, rather than a
museum of dead objects – creating contexts that represent different physical,
psychological, historical, cultural realms and realities.
Within the three silo(s) are spaces that embody the conditions in which histories,
stories, objects and memories find their voices and interlink to present
themselves as part of microcosmic memory theatres – unfreezing the
associations typically made with the Godrej Complex and stressing its continual
As artists, a significant part of our own practice has been one of enquiry,
research and presentations of artifacts, experiences as well as parallel personal
and public histories. We are striving towards legibility, a vocabulary of analog
experiences in a digital world – distilled through complex processes – to present
a sense of the History, Achievements and Future of Godrej as a corporation, entity
and cultural icon.
– Ali Akbar Mehta & Vidha Saumya