CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #21: Tarla Patel
Tarla Patel explores identity, space and belonging. She combines analogue film and photography with digital media to create layered stories of migration and transition of cultures in today's society. She is also one of the founders of an artist collective called COVert Arts.
"My project involves creating an immersive and interactive digital art piece by connecting different objects and materials to sensors. My project involves creating an immersive and interactive digital art piece by connecting different objects and materials to sensors. The work will weave audio of conversations and sounds, to images and materials that are linked to the theme of home, belonging, and identity. My work builds on my previous experience of working with Arduino circuits and programming, including co-curating my late father's photography exhibition at Compton Verney art gallery and museum, where I created an immersive 360 video, accompanied by an oral history and darkroom installation.
This new project is part of a larger opportunity with Sampad, an arts organisation committed to promoting South Asian arts and culture. As part of their very first Digital Artist bursary, I've been commissioned to create a digital art piece. The CuratorSpace award will offer me the opportunity to build on this work and create a sustainable practice by developing and running a small number of digital art workshops through Sampad’s network, including groups from the global majority and young people. As a woman and a British Indian, my aim is to inspire others like me and contribute to the art community."
You can see more of Tarla's work at https://www.curatorspace.com/artists/TarlaPatel.
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