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Visual artist Rithika Merchant is certain.

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β€œThe scientific probability of life outside of Earth is close to certain, so the belief in alien life is actually about the choice that we make to work towards their discovery. I believe that aliens are possibly not carbon based life forms. They may even be pure energy beings that are invisible to our eyes.”

-Rithika Merchant

On: Aliens!



Rithika Merchant is a visual artist living and working between Barcelona and Mumbai. Her work uses the idiom of epics and myths to explore how objects and stories can be markers of identity, and how these may be reworked in contemporary contexts as meanings and interpretations change.

Rithika Merchant, Sigil of Stability, 2018



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