Our world is based on unceasing bodily functionality, mobility, availability, and their constant expansion, every form of dysfunctionality leads to immediate exclusion or is declared in need of treatment. Priyanka D'Souza and Shreyasi Pathak's Resting Museum which opened on July 19, 2023 breaks away from the exhausting labour intrinsically attached to museum and art, and destigmatises the concept of rest. The one-month-long museum will be on display till August 19, 2023 nestled at the Shrine Empire Gallery amidst New Delhi's commotion.
Shreyasi Pathak (L) and Priyanka D'Souza rest against the Resting Wall.
Visitors read at the Resting Museum.
Visitors read between the lines of the "Aubade" at the Resting Museum.
Time out of (skeletal) Joint: With copper leaf rings on paper, Priyanka traces a time-line that works with her body and experiences in New Delhi.
Resting Shadows: Viewers pause to read the disabled disorderly dictionary in New Delhi.
Dimagi Ghulami (Mental Slavery): A human figure lying exhausted on cushions with the Rahul Sankrityayan's Dimagi Ghulami (Mental Slavery) resting along.
Considerations- news archives that becomes 'inaccessible' and questionable bearers of 'truth': Newspaper wood rolled tightly from Jan to March 2020 covering JNU Jamia attacks, Shaheen Bagh sit-ins, Delhi Pogrom, pandemic start.
Considerations 4 (Sacral) and 5 (Coccygeal) at the Resting Museum in New Delhi.
Aubade with the visitor: Shreyasi completes the song of separation as they scribe and underline the daybreak poetry in a museum of crip time in New Delhi.
A visitor at the preview of Resting Museum observing the rocheted Syringe needle and the disabled dictionary.
A Preview of the Resting Museums at the Shrine Empire Gallery. Created by Priyanka D'Souza and Shreyasi Pathak, it will be on view till August 19, 2023.
A wall at the Resting Museum challenging the stigma against rest in a capitalist world.