Gurugram, December 13, 2018: 9th December saw an alluring evening at The Sanctuary, Golf Drive of DLF Golf and Country Club where the golf communities of Gurugram gathered to witness the launch of a unique and mysterious piece of art by the renowned artist Vishal K Dar. The evening was curated by DLF5 in collaboration with the Architectural Digest (AD). The artwork is called Black Folly. According to the architectural terminology, a folly is a kind of construction that has no practical use. It is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends the range of garden ornaments usually associated with the class of buildings to which it belongs.
Mr. Dar has created a folly in The Sanctuary, Golf Drive inside the premises of DLF Golf and Country Club. This folly has three computer controlled beams of light in motion. The beams are bound within the Cartesian geometry of x-y-z axis of the folly. The x-y-z axis is a reflection mirror strip. There is also a floating presence of three large circular mirrors in the folly. The process is such that when the controlled light beams playing the role of geometrical lines move around inside the folly, being reflected around by the mirrors and mirror strips strategically placed inside it, the folly appears to be like a factory of 3-dimensional diagrams. The Black Folly is a slow and dynamic art that requires keen observation and a lot of patience.
As Mr. Dar says, “The concept is to show what miracles are enclosed in the useless things lying around us.”
The purpose of this art is to create a factory that produces countless pictures of possibilities. Who knows what mysteries a box-like structure randomly placed in a lawn enclose in itself. This show of lights and shadows is most evident when there is no extra light around creating distractions and the art requires long durations of regular observations to be figured out. And thus, the folly would be lying in The Sanctuary, Golf Drive of DLF Golf and Country Club upto 9th January, 2019 to attract regular visits from those who appreciate the art.