Aradhana Seth takes inspiraton from her work as art director for Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited in this travelling public art project
The Merchant of Images
by Aradhana Seth
July 9-19 at locations across Downtown Vancouver & Surrey
“I ask myself often, is home a person, place or thing? I think it’s both person and place. The “actual” thing – not so much. But the memory, the longing, the loss, is more than the object itself.” – Aradhana Seth
Award-winning art director and production designer Aradhana Seth brings a curious travelling public art project to Vancouver this July. Pushing a mobile photo booth, much like those used by Indian street vendors, Aradhana Seth will travel through Vancouver as a wandering merchant of images, offering a seat at her photo booth to everyone who wishes to be photographed against her stunning backdrop. The Merchant of Images is inspired by her work as art director for Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited.
Dates and Locations:
July 10 at SFU Woodward’s: 4:30-6pm
July 11 at Science World: 2-6pm
July 16 at SFU Woodward’s: 4:30-8pm
July 17 at Queen Elizabeth Plaza 4:30-7pm
July 18 at Viva Granville: 12-3pm
July 19 at SFU Fusion Fest: 12-4:30pm
Follow The Merchant of Images on Instagram and Twitter by searching and using #ISFImages.
This public art project is part of the #ISFImages Series, and is made possible with the support of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Creative BC, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, East India Carpets, Westbank Group, and Vancouver Biennale.
Photographer, artist and film professional Aradhana Seth is a photographer, artist and film professional from India known for her work as art director and set decorator for Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, and production designer for Deepa Mehta’s Fire and Earth.Aradhana Seth has an enviable body of work in film with over 18 international documentary [...]