Queens Museum, 2013
In this series, Mukul explores the boundaries that normally separate the mediums of painting and video and expands the parameters of each.
These works are paintings in a frozen state, which are then allowed to melt and disintegrate. Ice is used here as the primary medium, along with mixed media including ink, acrylic paint, tea, charcoal, metallic powder, and more. As it melts, the work echoes tectonic shifts, weather patterns and satellite views . This work is presented in real time without any effects or time lapse. The glacial pace may induce trance like states and lucidity by fixating on a process that is at once cataclysmic and sublime.
The score for Crater was composed and performed by Leyna Maria Papach