City As Studio 03
Associate Fellows for City as Studio 3
ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Amarendra Nandi, New Delhi <email@example.com >
Amarendra is an artist who spends a lot of time roaming the city with a camera. Within this process, he wishes to interview people he meets and collect their views on the city to interrogate his own. He also wishes to spend some time thinking about other species - mostly insects- that live in the city.
Gagandeep Singh,New Delhi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gagandeep is a graduate of University of Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK (MA fine arts) and has recently exhibited at Drawing Research Network, Loughborough University, UK and C4RD ( Center for Recent Drawing) UK. In his work for City as Studio, he will walk the city, draw, and create installations on location. He is interested in 'Drawing as a Mental Exercise' and exploring being outside the studio and in the city to see the possibilities of how he can discover, evolve, interact and learn through this process. His main interest is the experience of drawing in the moment.
Lipika Singh Darai, Mumbai <email@example.com>
Lipika is a filmmaker, sound recordist/designer currently based in Bhubaneswar, working on research and documentation of traditional folk music and puppet theatre of Odisha. She will be working with the soundscapes of Mumbai; understanding the language of the soundscapes through its parameters of texture, loudness, intensity to understand the city's state of being.
Mohanakrishnan is a video and new media artist. He works in Ahmedabad, Chennai and Delhi. His work for City as Studio will think about a Guide to Optics and Gravity for Extraordinary Voyages.
Naveen is an urban designer and an architect. The intent of his work for City as Studio is to produce a pop-up urban insert for conversation- kit of parts that comes together to engage the city in conversations of development and decay, joys and sorrows, love and lesser love.
Pallavi is video practioner based in New Delhi. For City as Studio she is interested in chancing upon the formal possibilities of virtual communities created around cartography in the context of mobile phone based applications.
Pinak Banik, Kolkata <firstname.lastname@example.org, >
Pinak did his MVA from the MS University of Baroda and is currently based in Kolkata. His work for City as Studio will be to create a mock research project collaborating with sociologists, economists, to create mock GDP and income per capita of different classes according to their income per annum. He will spend one day with people that we categorize as new income classes and archive and illustrate their everyday rituals that help them survive in the city.
Pramod is an artist from Baroda who likes to use parody in his work -either with objects, the subject or audiences. He enjoys humorous, satiric or incongruous expression and his question for city as Studio is, "Copy right at rainbow : I didn’t make it, I don't own it."
Sadre Alam, New Delhi <email@example.com >
Sadre's work with City as Studio, Punarvas Evam Bacche, will be with children from Bawana and other bastis in Delhi. Sadre runs the blog, http://www.delhiyoungartistsforum.blogspot.in
Soumitrimayee Paital, Hyderabad <firstname.lastname@example.org >
Soumitrimayee did her MFA from the University of Hyderabad. For her work in the City as Studio, she wishes to work with a mixture of found images and her own photography to make site-specific exploration of light and surface and shadows.
Suresh Kumar G, Bangalore <email@example.com >
Suresh Kumar is a long standing art-activist working on community, public and collective art projects and initiatives. His approach to arts is experimental,trying to push the boundaries of public perception and understanding of contemporary art. As part of the City as Studio, Suresh will be a “Handyman”, a performative facilitator - a revival of his alter ego, a role he had maintained in Bangalore for 414 days in year 2009-10.
Yashaswini BR, Bangalore <firstname.lastname@example.org >
Yashaswini has been assisting and making Documentary Films for the last five years. She conceptualized the Behind the Tin Sheets Project in 2009 and has co-directed in_transience and presence. She is extremely keen on developing her work in Dance Film. Some of her other video work can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/thefilms
Zuleikha is a theatre director and lighting designer. Her work is an investigation of the nature of performance, exploring a series of questions to do with the interruption of the narrative structure, how images are constructed and experienced, the relationship of the text and performer, the dynamic between performer and space, and finally, the role of the spectator in the performative experience. For City as Studio, she will use PTO as a starting/beginning (text) to work with actors/non actors- rehearsals with no constant participants, a relay in which 'performers' investigate and leave a trace that then produces a text/book object instead of a performance.
NON FICTION WRITING
Aurvi Sharma/ email@example.com
Rivers and Ruins
Aurvi will work on a memoir of water works and water works engineers in UP- to think of water, urban planning, and engineering.
Neyaz Farooque/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Unmaking of a Radical
Neyaz will work on the Batla House Encounter- on how a generation descended into the nightmare of becoming 'terrorist suspects' in Delhi.
Thomas Crowley/ email@example.com
Getting Lost in the Delhi Ridge
Thomas will look at natural history, leisure, ways of life and passage in the Delhi's ridge - little known but significant part of the city's topography.
V Ramaswamy/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Khalashitola and Days of the Seventies - Memoir Translation
V Ramaswamy will translate two important if neglected pieces of writing that paint a stark and angular picture of Calcutta in the 1970s- Khalashitola and Days of the Seventies.