Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bosediva : Processing\Bangalore

In a performance of nine to twelve hours, spread over three consecutive days, performer Elisa Duca from Berlin will manipulate objects found in Bangalore. She will create layers of different systems of order on top of each other, an ever-changing order and disorder of things in a Work in Process. The performer will follow impromptu impulses and create beauty from a series of accidents on the spur of the moment.

The space that viewers will encounter in the course of three days will never look the same. PROCESSING\BANGALORE is a celebration of everyday failure and success, of sense and nonsense, of the never-ending process of life itself.

The performance will be complemented by a video installation titled GERMANY.

The German artist-duo bösediva is looking for a new mix of the devices of theatre and the visual arts. One of the main subjects of research is the tension between the romantic impulses of narrative in theatre and literature and the supposed purity of the art object as a commodity. bösediva has spent the past seven weeks at 1 Shanthi Road in Bangalore as guests of the bangaloREsidency of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.

Performer: Elisa Duca
Video Art, Outside Eye: Robin Detje
Assistant: Ann-Sophie von Schwartzenberg

Made possible with the invaluable support of Suresh Jayaram, Sandeep T.K., Umesh Kumar, VAG Forum, Christoph Bertrams, Maureen Gonsalves

Produced by bösediva, 1Shanthi Road and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore.

Friday, May 13, 2016

A hand book for my lover - Rosalyn D'Mello Book Launch

I wish I had never met you. You've been nothing but an inconvenience."

Guised as an instructive manual, A Handbook For My Lover chronicles six years in the life of an unconventional affair between a young woman writer and her older photographer lover. The sensuous epistle documents the woman's demands and desires, her fantasies and eccentricities as she negotiates the minefield that is their relationship.

A Handbook For My Lover is a poetic, erotic account of two lovers fated to seek refuge in the transient. It is a celebration of all that is momentary and fleeting rather than that which is permanent.

About the Author
Rosalyn D'Mello is a widely published freelance art writer based in New Delhi and was the Editor-in-chief of Blouin Artinfo India. She is a regular contributor to Vogue, Open, Mint Lounge, Art Review and Art Review Asia. nominated for the Forbes' Best Emerging Art Writer Award in 2014, she was also shortlisted for the inaugural Prudential Eye Art Award for Best Writing on Asian Contemporary Art in 2014. She was Associate Editor of The Art Critic, a 600-plus-page selection of the art writings of Richard Bartholomew from the 1950s to the early 1980s and was a member of the jury of the Prudential Eye Art Award 2015. A Handbook For My Lover is her first book.