we (could) encounter an angle
Video, 01:38

But if we listen to the design of things, we encounter an angle, a trap detains the dreamer”  

The above-quoted lines are from Gaston Bachelard's ‘The Poetics of Space’ book wherein he is navigating through the relationship between a dreamer and the spaces accompanied to initiate the daydreams. The title of this work is inspired by this quote. This experimental video work is an attempt to build an archiscape of the spaces found inside other spaces around us. Creating a digital landscape, the video collage inspires and invites viewers to participate in the activity of appreciating these micro-spaces around us.

There is a quote of Rene Magritte that inspires my art practice - “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” Having formed interests in film, cinema, and architecture I’ve always been keen on knowing how artists, architects, and filmmakers produce their works. However, one of the key elements in all of their products is spatial narrative, investigating and exploring the storytelling potential of spaces. The core of my practice is studying and experimenting with this aspect of fiction in spaces and finding a way to convey the story using digital media such as film, video, and animation.

Shibani Gaikwad

Born in India in 1996, Shibani Gaikwad completed a Diploma in Architecture Interior Design and is currently pursuing a BA (Hons) Fine Arts degree at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. 

Having roots in the architectural realm, Shibani's art practice is based on the navigation of spatial narrative through moving images. She pursues a keen interest in the new media form of the contemporary art world. Currently realizing and exploring the critical relationship between the everyday architectural surroundings, film, video, and cinema as the skin of these narrative spaces.