In Dream Villa Singh explores how the night transforms what seems ordinary by day into something mysterious and unsettling. This series of colour photographs presents a landscape which exists as much in the artist’s imagination as in the real world. Singh travels to many different cities never knowing where Dream Villa or its inhabitants will present themselves. It is a place where nothing is quite as it seems to be – it comes alive at night, when all is lit by artificial light and the moon is just ornamentation.
Four colour plates throughout
10 cm x 20 cm
Publication date: March 2010
Night Watch: Tales of the unexpected - Aveek Sen, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Mar 19 2010
Camera Lucida - Dayanita Singh, The Hindustan Times, Jul 9 2010
Dayanita Singh - Dream Villa - Jan Dalley, Financial Times UK, Nov 22 2008 (requires registration)
In conversation with Geoff Dyer - Frith Street Gallery, Dec 5 2008