In its constantly (d)evolving meanings, Building Ruins aims to generate an archive of objects and ideas by RISD practitioners that demonstrates the inherently interrogative nature of artistic endeavours. Through the archive, the curatorial ambition of the show is to present enquiries embedded within the practices of RISD alumni in India. It takes a closer look at their investment in the range of materials, techniques and processes that they constantly engage within their everyday.
Building ruins manifests itself in an architectural section perspective drawing. The drawing depicts the mashup of two buildings – An old English building that is now demolished creeping over a contemporary multi-storey home. Overlaid with images generated by a neural network AI software, the images bridge the new and the old, and builds into the ruin. The drawings are a digital representation that uses 3 dimensional models, 2 dimensional line work and collage.