© the Artist, courtesy the Artist and Project 88, Mumbai

Always take the weather with you 2014

Rohini Devasher (1978 – )


63 x 45 paper, 53 x 35 image
photo etching
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Rohini Devasher (born Delhi, India, 1978) is known for her work in print drawings and films. Her current work involves research and fieldwork in astronomy, the most recent projects being an exploration of ‘strange’ terrains where myth and fiction blur the boundaries of what is real and imagined. During her residency the artist visited the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory to continue her exploration of astronomical sites. Her experience there was the same as it has been at observatories in India: instead of experiencing clear dark skies – the ideal conditions to view stars – she was confronted with clouds. The artist has described this series of etchings, which took clouds photographed over observatories as its starting point, as ‘a meditation on the polarity of clouds in all their glorious variations and formations.’

Below another sky was the first collaborative programme developed by the Scottish Print Network, a partnership between Dundee Contemporary Arts, Edinburgh Printmakers, Glasgow Print Studio, Highland Print Studio, Inverness and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.

10 artists from Scotland and 10 from Commonwealth countries were invited to undertake research residencies during 2013 and 2014. Artists from Scotland travelled to Antigua, Baffin Bay, Bangladesh, Canada, India, New Zealand and Zambia; artists from Australia, Canada, India and Pakistan were on residency in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Each artist worked with one of the five print studios on the development of ambitious and innovative new work in print, taking full advantage of the excellent range of resources, equipment and expertise available through each organisation.

Below another sky takes its name from the poem ‘Travel’, published in 1865 by the Edinburgh-born author Robert Louis Stevenson.