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The Theory of Time in DAKU’s Street Art Installation

DAKU is an Indian graffiti artist known for his typographic street art installations, critiquing consumerism and various social issues. Back in 2018 DAKU exhibited an immersive text-based work in Panjim, Goa. This was a fascinating installation. A fishing net structure placed on January 31 Road suspends letters above pedestrians. The area’s abundant sunlight casts shadows on the street, expressing allusions to the passage of time. Some statements include: “Time works wonders. Time is moving. Time flies past us but leaves its shadow behind. Time disappears. Time is an illusion.” The temporary installation, titled The Theory of Time, was supported by public non-profit arts organization St+art India as part of the Start Goa festival. DAKU often integrates language into its urban interventions.

Does Not Aim to Answer Questions

The art installation aims to highlight the transience of time. Daku doesn’t aim to answer questions; aims to bring new ones to the agenda. This typographic piece, consisting of words mounted on walls that change their positions to create the message, talking about things that change over time, such as love, seasons, wisdom and perception, was a wonderful work. Look under the Indian sky every day.

In his typographic work, DAKU masterfully visualizes the concept of time by magnificently playing with letters and shadows. The earliest forms of measuring time were sundials used by the Egyptians as early as 1500 BC, and this piece takes this concept to a whole new level,” writes St+art India. “By hanging a few words on the wall that cast a shadow that evolves throughout the day, the artist metaphorically speaks of everything in life that changes over time. “The words DAKU highlights in his article speak not only to the nature of our lives, but also to the ephemeral nature of ever-changing street art.”

Infrastructure of DAKU’s Special Art

Before making the piece, DAKU spent almost a month studying how the sun falls on the wall and reading extensively about sundials. “The work is changing, the wall is changing. Everything around us is constantly changing.

Installed in New Delhi’s Lodhi Colony, known as India’s first public art district, “Time changes everything” proves that even though everything changes, people have been communicating through typography since time immemorial.

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