DAKU's Shadow Installation

For St+art Goa 2018, Indian street artist Daku worked with the concept of letters, shadows and ‘Time’ to create a temporary installation, set up in the middle of a street in Panjim. Composed of an extensive panel that used fishing nets with words pasted on top, the installation played with text and shadows to reinstate the notion of 'Time' being ephemeral.

Daku's installation came to life on the 31st January Road in Panjim, Goa.

Creating a canopy that came to life as the sun went up on the warm streets of Panjim, the ingenious work was built almost entirely through the concept of time, pondering how it plays a significant yet ambiguous role in our lives.

Daku's temporary art piece required about 12 stands to be installed.

As pedestrians walked under the installation - underneath a fishnet with inverted words attached on top, they were presented with words that read: "Time works wonders. Time moves. Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Time fades. Time is an illusion."

A multifaceted gameful interpretation of time itself, the installation without giving answers, posited new questions.

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