VIDEO ART AND INSTALLATIONS

shows

NEIGHBOURHOOD

POP-UP MUSEUM

Hum Sab Nizamuddin.

The pop-up museum, across sites

Concept: Surajit Sarkar
Research, Curation & Creative:
Vani Subramanian

Nizamuddin, New Delhi
2015
 

SYNOPSIS

An oral history project of the neighbourhoods of Nizamuddin in New Delhi. From an 800 year old settlement to colonies born with an independent new nation, its historical sites, private homes and spiritual sanctuaries are the sites of peoples' memories and narratives. As we roam the lanes, bylanes, parks, markets and roundabouts of Nizamuddin with them and hear their stories, we discover some resonance with our own.

Manifested as an open tented exhibition featuring video films, slide shows, textual panels, an interactive game and other personal objects. The exhibition was complemented by multiple public events including conversations, screenings, and performances centred around the art, history, culture and people of Nizamuddin.

SITES

Old Badminton Court, Nizamuddin East
MCD School, Nizamuddin Basti

COLLABORATORS

Lalit Kala Academy
and
Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University Delhi

Gender. Space. Intersections.

Concept, Research, Creative:
Vani Subramanian

Supported by Fulbright Fellowship
First edition: 2013

MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION

Opacity.

A series of workshops on theoretical underpinnings and lived realities of gender, inequities of power and the politics of space.

SYNOPSIS

The gendered body is an opaque presence. Sometimes belonging, sometimes owning. Always aware, always strategizing. Often framing and, even more often, being framed by the spaces it inhabits, in permanence, or in passing. Spaces imagined by convention, inscribed with sexuality, activated by memory and located at the intersection of image and image-making.
 

The installation, created by an interplay of video, audio, text, objects, live projection, shadows and reflections, offers an immersive, visceral experience of inhabiting multiple spaces within the work, irrespective of whether it is in a studio gallery, the corridors of a building or even an open air public space. .

SITES

Milstein Hall, Cornell University, NY
Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bengaluru
Goethe Institute, New Delhi
Studio X, Mumbai
Eklavya, Hoshangabad
Gandhi Bhavan, Bhopal

WORKSHOPS

Some creative outcomes from the workshops.

IIHS, Bengaluru
Goethe Institute, New Delhi
Studio X, Mumbai
Eklavya, Hoshangabad
Gandhi Bhavan, Bhopal

The installation, across sites

VIDEO ART IN PERFORMANCE.

Some creative outcomes from the workshops, and public interactions.

Now Is.

Choreography and Dance:
Aditi Mangaldas
Art: Siegward Sprotte
Video art: Vani Subramanian
and Surajit Sarkar
Production: Drishtikon Foundation

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