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VR Exhibition Tour - Poulomi Basu: Fireflies

POSTED: 28 April 2022

Virtually visit Fireflies, Poulomi Basu's deeply emotive and powerful exhibition at Autograph


Autograph brings to you a virtual tour experience of Poulomi Basu's new series Fireflies, to explore in your own time. In Fireflies,  Basu foregrounds the relationship between mother and daughter. Using photography, video and sound, Basu reflects on experiences of trauma – particularly patriarchal violence – navigating the claustrophobia of home, dreams of freedom, defiance, and transcendence.

Inspired by magical realism, eco-feminism and dystopian science fiction, Basu carefully orchestrates her images against the celestial beauty of the natural world. She weaves together the real and the fantastical to create a charged psychological landscape: capturing moments of love and closeness, the intensity of traumatic memory, and experiences that cannot be put into words. Large photographs of luminous glaciers are suspended in an arc in the centre of the gallery, envisioned by the artist as portals to a parallel world, a silhouette discernible within the densely layered ice.

The VR tour can be viewed on your screen or with a Google Cardboard type headset. Fireflies is on until 4 June 2022, find out more about the exhibition here.

VR Tour of the Exhibition

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Poulomi Basu's new series of works, Fireflies, is on display at our Gallery in Hackney, London until 4 June 2022

Find out more and book your free tickets here

Long Read: Interview with Poulomi Basu

The artist discusses Fireflies and her creative practice with Autograph's Curator Bindi Vora



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Banner image: Installation view of Poulomi Basu: Fireflies exhibition at Autograph, London. 4 Mar – 4 Jun 2022. Curated by Bindi Vora. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.

Discover more: Poulomi Basu, from Centralia [detail], 2019 - present.