Thukral and Tagra present the act of encapsulating memories and preserving that emotion forever!
Select any random memory that is dear to you and just write it down on a piece of paper. Watch it being shredded down before the message is encapsulated into a tile. Thukral and Tagra bring to you the power of compressing a memory, an emotion into a solidified object that stays with you forever. Memories occupy your thoughts and mind, and through an object you get the chance to relive those memories at will, literally allowing you to form a library of preserved emotions.
As old memories fade, new ones take their place. But some memories stay put in those thoughts. Constructing a large sanctuary of compressed emotion, you trade older ones with new memories. View it as a transfer system and it all makes conspicuous sense! Your mind is an emotional currency where one redeems and deposits memories into a concrete reserve.
Emotional transactions are pure and poignant, making you free of surcharge and free from emotional tax.
How do we explain emotions? Can we possibly recognize what emotions run through our mind? Words fail to describe true emotion and no vocabulary can completely express what an emotion makes you feel. It stays in us and within us. We use mediums of material to have a direct connection with our feelings. Long after the moment has passed, once material has become the medium for an emotional bridge to be built, it remains.
Nostalgia proliferates itself and no bounds of the rational can cater comprehension in words. What memories mean for one, always stay irrational for others.We need information to be deep and shallow at the same time because we need to communicate and understand it at the same time. But, when it comes to feelings, its ‘oneself’ that truly understands its importance and apparent message.
While secrets are harboured, emotions never rest easy. Secrets are a part of every person’s journey and a part of their feelings, unending. The complete story behind the emotion is never revealed.
At The Memory Pavilion, memories are casted in tiles so that there is a remotely material form of sublime feelings that one can view and relive instantly. Thukral and Tagra’s works have always blurred the lines between fine art and popular culture while being both playful and humorous.