ASHA TAMIRISA






VITARANA 
super 8 film to digital. 6’ 47” 
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“Vitarana” in Sanskrit means transference, though somewhat ambiguously: gift, remnant, but it can also mean passage
or to cross over. This film animates an assemblage of matrilineal garments as they approach the brink of inheritance.
The present as gift or granted object blurs with the temporal present, a past given presence, a passage to a past that
will never be full known. The visual connections, contrasts and emphasis on surface establish the material as
an imperfect conduit, invoking their actors while leaving us to wonder what lies beyond.