Monday, November 27, 2017


All that glitters is gold - and diamonds! At her work-in-progress showing, German artist and bangaloREsident@Pepper House, Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton presents excerpts of photo and video material collected in Kochi, Kozhikode and Malappuram during her residency. Besides her on-going interest in the unique traffic between Kerala and the Gulf States, Sophie explored other subjects like marine traffic, coir, palm fronds and malls.

Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton (*1979, Berlin) lives in Berlin. She studied visual art till 2007 at the University of the Arts, Berlin and Cooper Union, New York. After her studies she travelled for projects within Europe, to Los Angeles and to the United Arab Emirates, where she developed central aspects of her current artistic practice. In her research-based installations, Trenka-Dalton examines the processes of cultural shifting and appropriation that occur when centres of power implode and reshape. She retraces the continuous migration of cultural motifs along objects, buildings and stories.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Botanical Cosmos

Man & Wah are flower boys living and working in Australia. They produce visual works that highlights the intricate forms and colours of plants through large format photographic prints & audio/visual digital projections. These works celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature from around the world, encouraging reflection and deeper contemplation of our relationship with nature, inviting us to pause and appreciate the role it plays in sustaining a liveable planet.
Botanical Cosmos Bengaluru is a series of new botanical inspired works by Man & Wah. Exploring the back streets of the city and Bengaluru’s renowned City Market, Man & Wah with the help of the Shanthi Road crew collected an array of plants within the city’s rapid concrete developments. They visually captured each plant's unique forms and vivid colours through still images and video works that reveal a new sense of perspective and connection with nature that seems to be quickly disappearing amongst this city’s modern expansions.