'Gamepieces' by Nalini Malani Explores the Collision of Time

By: Erin Fox - Mar 31, 2015
References: nalinimalani & wsj
Gamepieces by Nalini Malani explores the collision of opposites -- past and present and science and spirituality. In this kinetic art installation, the Mumbai-based artist creates an abstract world which is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) 'Scenes for a New Heritage' exhibit in New York City. Appropriately titled Gamepieces, the installation features spinning cylinders that project old-fashioned shadow figures over abstract video footage on a wall.

The cylinders feature zodiac-like depictions of bizarre mammals and inordinate humans. An aura of rainbow light is projected through the room which casts shadows throughout the blank spaced room. This low-tech installation has quickly become a favorite of the MoMA's visitors as it speaks to today's youth and to this world's past.