Devasher is an artist and an amateur astronomer. She works in a variety of media, including video, prints, and large site-specific drawings. Situated between the empirical and the imagined, Devasher’s works are full of invented, constructed biological forms that reflect her fascination with systematic exploration and representations of the physical world around us. Her work often results from observing, recording, fictionalizing, and reimagining objects and the spaces of interpretation and inversion at the interface between science, nature, culture, perception, and production. Her investigations and experiments often draw the familiar into the unfamiliar; her attention to detail and naturalistic tendencies connote a realistic reflection before pivoting into the uncanny territory. Current projects include: One Hundred Thousand Suns, a four-channel film that explores the relationships between observation, information, data, and truth, commissioned by Data as Culture (DaC), and The Observatory: Second Site, a web-hosted digital art project work in collaboration with sound artist and performer Legion Seven.
Rohini Devasher, Hopeful Monsters, 2018, 6-channel video, 6 wooden cabinets, looped video, 2018, image: archival pigment print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta paper, 152 x 177 cm, 2018, courtesy of the artist;