Introspection

START Art Fair (2019), London’s Saatchi Gallery

www.startartfair.com/2019-project-michelle-poonawalla

Introspection was born from a sense of discomfort and unease with the way images of violence and displacement are consumed today, usually in endless news cycles. Developing on her experiments with digital technology, Poonawalla turns to sound, using a combination of audio clips from newsreels and ambient recordings to uncanny effect. Combining these sounds with motion sensor technology and digitally mapped visuals, the experience creates an all consuming sensorium. The end result is a work of art that creates an intense immersive experience, which the artist hopes, will push the audience into a contemplative space of action and reflection.