Bernhard Herbordt and Melanie
Mohren are graduates of the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany. Since 2000, they have created joint performances, installations, radio plays, (Music-) Theatre works and staged exhibitions. Since 2010 first Episodes of their long term research and archive project „Alles was ich habe“ (All that I have) were shown in Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Mannheim and Novi Sad. From 2008-2010, Herbordt/Mohren were fellows of the Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and 2010 at the new media center kuda.org in Novi Sad, Serbia. Since 2011 Herbordt/Mohren are members of the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina.
They are part of the Residency programme of Goethe Institut at 1.Shanthiroad studio.
Pradeep Thalawatte’s artistic investigations incorporate highly urban situations: industrial materials, mass-production, pop/celebrity icons and personal episodes of his life. His works deal with absorption with urban allure, commenting on consumer anxieties and feelings of isolation and loneliness in the big city.
“The items chosen for the background in my work are mass-produced and mass used items and the images that are represented are individuals with whom I tend to associate very closely. What is expressed within the background and foreground represents relationships that cannot be ignored or avoided. They are decided based on personal selections, individual tastes, continued usage, authenticity and conveniences.”
He is part of Theertha Collective and has been awarded the Commonwealth
fellowship to work at 1.Shanthiroad Studio