Surabhi Saraf
February 2024

Interblobbing is a poetic dance of emotions, transcending the limits of language and inviting us to embrace the gentle ebb and flow of sensations. The raw, shape-shifting clay blob serves as a vessel for the unspoken, the undiscovered, and the beautifully ambiguous. Set against the night sky, symbolizing the vastness of our emotional landscapes, each subtle movement of the blob mirrors the intricate dance of feelings that define us.

Credits: Pariah Interactive (software/ project development), Laura Hyunjhee Kim, fellow blobber/ coconspirator

Bio: Surabhi Saraf is a media artist, composer and founder of Centre for Emotional Materiality. Her practice explores our complex relationship with technology using embodiment as a tool and the body as a site for transformation. Surabhi is the recipient of the Eureka Fellowship Award by the Fleishhacker Foundation (2015), the Djerassi Resident Artist Award (2012) and the Artist + Process + Ideas Residency at Mills College Art Museum (2016). She was a 2019 Technology Resident at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and 2020 resident at HarvestWorks, NY.

She has had solo exhibitions at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke in Mumbai and Hosfelt gallery in San Francisco. She has performed at the Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennial, Greece, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, NETMAGE 10 International Live Media Festival (Bologna), and Soundwave Biennial ((5)), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Her videos have been shown at TIMES SQUARE, New York, Blanton Museum, Austin, the Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga, TN and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Vojvodina, Serbia. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Out Sydney & Mumbai, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Art Practical, and KQED Arts. Surabhi graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with an MFA in Art and Technology.