Five Million Incidents | Installation ♬ Cock-a-doodle-doo ♬

Cock-a-doodle-doo © Nirali Lal © Nirali Lal

Tuesday, 28 January - Friday, 7 February 2020

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

By Nirali Lal

Nirali Lal’s project '♬ Cock-a-doodle-doo ♬'  incites a break or an interruption from an inadvertent state to a bright awakening. The project explores her entertaining relationship with her pet rooster ‘Mookoo’ - her muse. He comes in the way supposedly as an interruption, but is metamorphosed into an inspiration. The project discusses her daily duties and activities which ardently involve her pet rooster, who does his own thing at his own time, and time and again… distracting her while also giving an impetus to her pursuits. A perpetual activity of ‘new’ incidents, which are ironically repeated each time. These experiences introduce unique social plots, opening up various spheres of interactions both virtual and actual with other pet lovers - specifically rooster people, incidents of knowledge, emotions, spiritual insights and importantly elucidating a somewhat sublime relationship between two souls. She explores these dimensions through the medium of paint, writing and videos.