Monday, November 21, 2022

Communication for Ecological Research As the Drain Goes by Pinky Chandran

Communication for Ecological Research:

As the Drain Goes by Pinky Chandran
Date: 21st Nov to 24th Nov 2022
21st November: 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery 1.30pm to 4.30pm
The idea for the workshop is to explore different methods of communication, to be able to reconnect people and water, and envision the idea of representation over the polarisation of communities that live around the drains.
Context Setting | Discussion on forms of communication and poetry sharing| Participants to work on their own individual or collaborative designs
22nd and 23rd November: Participants to work on their own individual or collaborative designs | Note, on request, shorter tours to K 100 drain can be planned in other areas that the K100 drains across
24th November: 2pm to 5.30pm

Friday, November 18, 2022

Open Invitation Collective at 1Shanthiroad

Open Invitation Collective is a group of artists who share similar concerns around ecology, the environment and how we inhabit our planet. After a year-long research process, we are excited to share these art works where we explore geological time, ancient landscape, and human presence through conscious listening. The art works that we have created are contemplative, immersive, and experiential.

This project has been supported by SONIC MATTER, Switzerland and SWISSNEX, India
Talk by Thejaswi Shivanand
18th November 2022
If deep time is a frame to understand scales of time that are beyond human experience and history, then rocks are the witness to deep time. This talk will open up some ideas around our current understanding of deep time as captured by these rocks and a geological approach to reading the landscape around us.
Process Installation
by Open Invitation Collective
11am to 8pm
19-20 November 2022
The process installation traces the research journey of this project. Often in an art project, only the final outcomes are shared with the public. But as this project had an important research process component, we want to make that available to our audiences.
Shabari Rao
Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy
Manush John
Navya Sah

Friday, November 11, 2022

A presentation of students work from the 5 day documentary drawing workshop conducted by Matthias Beckmann

 A presentation of Student Work

Fri 11th: 3 pm - 5 pm
On view: Mon 11th, Tue 12th: 10 am - 5 pm
From The 5-day Documentary Drawing Workshop
conducted by our dear
Artist-in-Residence Mr. Matthias Beckmann in collaboration with and at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Goethe-Institut Bangalore and 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery as part of our Bangalore Residency 2022.
Matthias set out with this intention for his students. "We become drawing reporters and draw outside in the city. With our drawings, we tell stories about places or events. Drawing means above all: looking closely. We also pay attention to the seemingly insignificant."
This is exactly what he delivered by methodically and gently guiding his 26 art students from CKP through pointed exercises using the humble mediums of pencil, pen and paper. With insights into drawing contours and silhouettes of complete forms, looking at grounds and figures, copying signatures upside-down, not taking eyes of the mark of observation, not letting the pen lift off from the gravity of the paper, multiple exercises of drawing outdoors, recounting the camera to zoom-in-out out or loom over, recalling a comic strip to tell a sequence ... By offering carefully selected examples of drawings by the Masters and experimental artists from the scientific drawings of Da Vinci, lithographs of Giacometti, the massive large scale drawings made from memory of aerial flights by Stephen Wiltshire, the traced etchings from within transparent cubicles of Pia Linz, courtroom drawings of Ronald Searle ... allowing them to look at their own college with fresh lens, to stepping out to observe the world outside ... Matthias has truly excited, inspired his students with his rigour and commitment. Through this workshop he has not just given them a chance to hone their skills as artists but he has opened a new way of seeing they could take with them for life.