Shadow Walkers is a chronicle in parts of eclipse chasers, people who are addicted to walking in the shadow of the moon. A chronicle in the sense of an almost obsessive subculture of people whose lives have been transformed by the night sky.
For the past two years, Rohini has been working on a form of collective investigation with amateur astronomers in Delhi, collecting stories, interviews, conversations and histories. How does one create a sense of engagement with someone else’s experiences? Is it possible to be a participant again once a work is complete? As an amateur astronomer herself, Rohini is keen to explore the dual role of the artist as both ‘participant’ and ‘observer’. Shadow Walkers is one vignette within this project.