It is a practice of knowing something,
Trying to understand thing.
What one can understand is on basis of
Present, what exists.
What exists is based on past.
Past is a memory.
Memory creates the illusion of
As memory is a process an ever changing representation of the past. Memories can be accurate, but they are not always accurate. Memories of events are always a mixture of sensory information overlaid with emotions, mingled with interpretation and ‘filled’ with imaginings. Memory creates the illusion of continuity. In reality each experience has its own experiencer and the sense of identity is due to the common factor at the root of all experiencer-experience relations. Identity and continuity are not the same.
Memories of events are always a mixture of sensory information overlaid with emotions, mingled with interpretation and ‘filled’ with imaginings. (Source Wikipedia)
“Memory creates the illusion of continuity. In reality each experience has its own experiencer and the sense of identity is due to the common factor at the root of all experiencer- experience relations. Identity and continuity are not the same.” – Nisargdatta Maharaj (Spiritual Thinker)
The faculty of memory in St. Augustine’s broad usage is more than just the ability to remember or the act of remembering. It encompasses all cognitive capacities. Memory is the repository of all of a person’s experiences and knowledge. Memory includes sensations and perceptions, imaginations and dreams, hopes and fears, emotions and awareness of self. Memory is the locus of personal identity. Owing to the transience and mutability of the present, memory is the focal point of any sense of continuity experienced. Through memory the past and future both become present. Knowledge resides in memory. In short, memory is mind.
“The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe. We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice. As a result of this act, what we see is brought within our reach.” – John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Teja Gavankar received a Master’s in Visual Arts in Painting from the School of Fine Arts in Baroda, In 2014. She also holds a certificate in Indian Aesthetics from Kalina University in Mumbai. Gavankar lives and works in Mumbai. BVA from L.S.Raheja School of Art, Bandra, Mumbai, India.
Mainly interested in drawings and her urge is to make drawings in space too. She prefer to work with spaces and things around her. Teja’s interest in subverting mundane spaces, adding a new perception to them. Her intention is to look at spaces as mental states. Hence she prefer to make use of existing materials or situations rather than bringing new material into the place.
She received ‘Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation’ supporting International (India-
Quebec) Residency at ‘The Darling Foundry’, Montreal, Canada. Sep-Nov2014; Khoj peers share’ program, at ‘Khoj international artist association’, Delhi, India.
Teja awarded for ‘Nasreen Mohamedi’ award in MVA Display, M.S.U. Baroda, India.2014.
First solo show is currently happened in ‘Optica center for contemporary art’ in Montreal. Teja has been part of several group show, She was a part of ‘Young Subcontinents’ in ‘Serendipity Art Festival’ in Gao at Dec 2016, participated in public art event with ‘Art Oxygen’. She was a resident artist at ‘What About Art’ Bandra, Mumbai, India.April- May2016; In year 2015 at Verticale artist center, short residency and ‘in situ’ project, Laval, Canada. OCT; Kochi Biennale Foundation PG Residency collaboration with Palette people, Vagamon, Kerala, India. May; Participated in ‘Activating Space’ by ‘Khoj international artist association, Delhi, India. Apr.
Currently she is showing her work at Venice Architecture biennale 2018