'Devolution #3', Live Performance, Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Baroda.
Duration: 20 min.
Faculty Students participated (responded positively for which I am thankful to) in this collective project by contributing their ideas of our 21st century human race. Reflection tags were tied to the project as comments, reactions and responses to reinforce the good thoughts and intentions. The act of circumbulating the Banyan tree with a red thread is an act intended to evoke good will energies and vibrations for the sake of spiritual human devolution. This act has connotations to India rituals (particularly for married women) which are a part of its tradition and culture. This is still practiced (21st C) in some parts of traditional India.
"De-mark' :Installation, Faculty of Fine Art Gallery, M S University, Baroda, India.
11th Dec 2009. Gallery dimension: 40x40X10 mtrs. material used: 2chairs, one table with white cotton cloth. the entrance to the gallery was blocked with a transparent plastic sheet on which my statement is printed.
The politics of space defined by the rules of ‘power’ become operational in territorializing places; assigning them with the status that befits those who dominate, as a race, gender or culture. Spaces are assigned with an intrinsic material value that defined the human existential dogma. It has always played a dominating role in locating, disseminating, addressing and percolating issues relating to invasions, occupations and settlements. This has inevitably evoked a sense of distance-proximity and familiar-alienation, demarcating the spaces into places with imaginary boarders and boundaries that are at times political and extraneous to the human existential needs for life.
10th December, 11.00 am, 'Devolution#1' -Live Art,Fine Art Faculty Banyan Tree, MSU, Baroda.
11th December, 11.00 am- 'De-Mark', Installation, FFA Gallery, M S University, Baroda.
12th December, 10.00 am, slide/lecture Presentation on 'Drawing', Dept.Painting, FFA, Baroda.