A gathering at Walkin Studios on 13th, February 2016. The evening was spent making as a live game, where people were invited to make a mask/character and play it for the evening.
By: Rebana John, Ria Rajan, Amyth Venkataramiah, Chaithanya Krishnan, Rebana John and Vivek Chockalingam.
Light in it’s nature is a virtual image as it can only be perceived by the beholder, and to perceive it is to be immersed in it.
Artists: Ria Rajan and Sofy Yuditskaya
The artists have been playing with light and sound for the past 21 days, eventually landing on three points of focus All light, Dark and Projections. All light: Is playful, and lets one indulge in the unlimited colors the eye can perceive. Dark: Is about the expansion of time. A situation where different moments meet to create sense of contemplation. Projection: It is the evolution of the simple thought of how light reaches us, in a larger context of how light affects our solar system. These 3 points of focus also yielded to more explorations that will be on display. The event began at 5.00Pm taking the viewers on spectrum-journey through the evening/night.
Guest artist Tobias Dæmgeni, who was here as a part of the Goethe-Institut BangaloreREsident program, joined us for the evning with spontaneous live jams with the other artists.
4.00 – 4.30Pm: Rainbow portraits
4.30 – 4.45Pm: Color mixing
5.00 – 5.30Pm: Live Jam session
(with Ria, Sofy, Tobias and Amyth)
5.30 – 6.00Pm: Ritual
6.15 – 7.30Pm: Sunset fire spinning
7.30Pm-onwards: Freestyle Chilling
and Punit Hiremath
The show is set in a residence/studio (Walkin Studios). The artists have been living here + using it as a studio and exhibiting space.
Context: The process is inspired from the fact that our private lives are more readily available: may it be through the Internet or CCTV cameras. But it has made one more comfortable with sharing these intimate moments to the public.
While this comfort is achieved, we are also recorded without consent. And this recorded material can be shared and replicated. The only thing that remains non-replicated is the experience, unique to each moment.
The artists were encouraged to live this way. Make work and dream in the same space. In the process the private space became a platform for intimate conversations and collaboration among various artists, until eventually one felt like they are living inside the art, creating new immersive experiences. The concept of belonging was lost, personal space became a space to play. Ideas were shared and ‘almost’ worked on without consent.
The work in this show has been made over a period of a year. We invite you to our bedrooms, kitchen, attic.. Our home! To be part of the show and help us explore art.
Smruthi Gargi Eswar
and Amyth Venkataramaiah.