When is a Home? / SRDA

The spaces and materials I design are created by narratives and for stories. EROTICA v/s THEORY; PEOTRY v/s METHODOLOGY; Staircases, doorways, windows, courtyards, corridors and every other interstitial space come from the idea of an inserted memory.

These are a few embedded moments created using different material compositions, light, and textures, movement within these spaces create stories, almost like sub-plotlines within an over arching movie.

…seeing life as a sensual erotic experience enacted in the house

By experiencing these relationships we start to blur boundaries, between object and man; the inside and the outside. the self and the other.

…boundaries blurring between object and inhabitant; the inside and the outside

wall house srda

All these ideas are condensed into a 3-foot wide installation, which you can view today.

Objects don’t judge they just exist for their own sake. (Reference both Mr. Biswas and Sontag) But the object itself can tell you a lot about a person, and by displaying them we give away a certain amount of privacy.

Quoting another line from Sontag’s repertoire-

“My emotional life: dialectic between craving for privacy and need to submerge myself in a passionate relationship to another.” ― Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

Excerpts from the presentation ‘When is a Home?’ by Samira Rathod made for the ‘Inhabitations’ Conference at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Access entire presentation ‘When is a Home?’ by Samira Rathod here.

Wall Elevation


A Wall as a Room / Installation Brochure


courtesy: SRDA, Mumbai


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