Integrative Seminar

07.11.2016

Gallery Day!

This week the students and I visited TARQ at Colaba, to view their new show entitled, Canticle. For more on the show please have a look at http://www.tarq.in…

Canticle is an attempt to merge the gap between ‘Art’ and ‘Craft’, Boshudhara Mukherjee has developed a unique technique: while she paints the canvas using acrylic and oil she also weaves the canvas, transforming its very nature as a carrier of paint. The canvas is the protagonist of Boshudhara’s art practice, going beyond its usual purview: it becomes a space: the painted canvas is cut and woven, sometimes more than once, creating and recreating the patterns, distorting them to create new, unexpected forms.

Boshudhara draws inspiration from a pool of varied and eclectic sources: the delicate lines of a miniature painting, abstract expressionism, geometric patterns of neo-plasticism, repetitive patterns of architectural screens, as well as her grandmother’s sarees. This mixture of influences of form and technique give Boshudhara’s work a deep, layered meaning that calls to be unravelled, explored and found. She uses a variety of media in her works, most of these common materials of everyday use: plastic, paper, tapes, and cloth. These are either layered onto the canvas or stripped and woven into the work. The objective is to recycle the material, to re-contextualize it, strip it of old connotations and render a new meaning.

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Film Screening

TARQ is screening a film on the 6th of October 2016 which I would recommend for all of you. The film, I think, would be extremely helpful with your current Integrative Seminar/Studio project and with the programs that you will do next semester.

Here are some details of the screening:

TARQ will be hosting a screening of Pahala Adhyay (1981)directed by Vishnu Mathur, presented in collaboration with independent film researcher Elroy Pinto.

Pahala Adhyay contemplates upon the life of Ravi, the protagonist, a research student in a big city. The film is made of isolated, unconnected events in Ravi’s life. The events in the film are independent of each other, but are born out of one condition which uses cyclical space and flexible time. The time-lapse between events is unspecified although the events seem to happen in a simple chronological order; it describes a state of mind. Vishnu Mathur, the director,  tries to make the lived and obscurely threatening sensations of displacement into the very substance of the film. He avoids the way questions of belonging are usually formulated in terms of religion, class, national or regional identity. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director. 

Date: Thursday, 6th October 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: TARQ
RSVP: info@tarq.in

http://www.tarq.in/event/49/pahala-adhyay

 

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Oral Narratives (Sophomore LA)

Talking Myths

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Three Aspects of The Absolute (Mehrangarh Museum Trust, 1823)

One of the first questions we ask ourselves when we read a narrative is ‘who is speaking?’ It is important to establish a voice within the stories that we hear because it is the voice that will determine the ways in which the narrative wants to frame itself. But what about the early myths and creation stories?

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