The artists - Amshu MS, Diptej Vernekar, Dheer Kaku, Ragini Bhow, Sanket Jadia and Sangita Maity are showing at Khoj International Artists' Association, which is presenting the group show 'Peers 2014' for four days beginning on June 19.

The residency, currently in its 11th edition is an annual four week education and outreach residency programme of four weeks for young artists.

Bangalore-born Amshu MS who grew up in Hyderabad mainly works with videos along with paintings, installations and photography incorporating narrative structures of filmmaking.

A major source of his inspiration, he says is cinema and the cinematic language.

"In the course of a daily mundane city life, certain people, spaces and acts come across as strange interventions. They constantly remind of a sense of fragility while on verge of an almost impending rupture," says Amshu.

The artist says he intends to isolate these acts and look at them to observe the transformations that take place.

"At Khoj, I have currently been working with footage shot around the area with sculptural video installations or assemblage," the artist says.

For 23-year-old Goa-born Diptej Vernekar, who dabbles in paintings, videos and installations, trash holds fascination. He had in December last year participated in a collaborative work for 'Trash Art Festival' organized in his state where he used discarded material and trash to create a public art work.

Having worked as an automotive technician Vernekar usually uses that experience to employ a kinetic mechanism in his installations that almost always involve some sort of sound and video projection.

"Coming from a different place to Khirki village a place of migrants, there is always sense of uncertainty - chaos of survival, sense of disorientation, a sense of voyeurism in a space as well, as you are being viewed in the maze like passages of buildings.

"Everything is on the very edge of each other, which deconstructs actual meanings of space again re-constructing new meanings which is interesting for me. I try to question these realities through these spaces in my work, using video, photo and mixed-media installation," says Vernekar.


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