visakh menon
Since 2007
Works in Forest Hills, Nebraska United States of America

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BIO
Visakh Menon was born in India and moved to the New York in 2007. He currently splits his time creating installations, video art, and mixed media drawings. His current body of work focuses on the creation of physical manifestations of digital artifacts and objects of fictionalized reverence, often born out of a fascination for certain aspects of technology and science.

Visakh has exhibited nationally and internationally including recent shows at the DUMBO arts festival, Spattered Columns (NY), Gallery Aferro (NJ), Rabbit Hole Gallery (NY), Digital Media City Gallery (Seoul) and was included in the Rhizome Art Base.

He was selected for the Mentoring Fellowship for Immigrant Artists at New York Foundation for the Arts in 2010 (NYFA). In 2007 Visakh received an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Call For Proposals: Gallery 400: Calling All Artists/Designers/Performance Artists/Architects


Are only Chicago based artists eligible to submit proposals for this call ? Saw that as a criteria on the PDF, would be great if artists from other regions could also participate in it. Pls let me know.

thanks
visakh

visakhm [at] gmail.com

DISCUSSION

new work - seeking comments and critiques


Hey folks

So I have a new video art work online. Would appreciate if you could have a look and give me some feedback on it. Its a quasi-linear narrative titled "TOENAILS" based on a short story Jorge Luis Borges.

http://www.vmenon.com/toenails/tn1.html

This video is an experiment into the concept of vanity explored from two opposing perspectives. Gender and age play a pivotal role here in creating the differences in outlook towards the same subject. Reading a short story titled “Toenails” by Jorge Luis Borges the narrator laments the banality of toenails and their lack of purpose and function. The narrator wonders about the mechanical nature of toenails, their tireless process of reproduction and even cynically questions their existence. The visual in contrast to the narrative depicts a young woman going through the paces of a pedicure. Unlike the narrator, to her toenails are another opportunity for beautification, a social function she relishes to participate in without being objective about her toenails or pondering the philosophical nature of the act itself.

thanks
cheers
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www.vmenon.com/video

http://rhizome.org/object.php?47249