The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Serendipity Arts Trust (SAT) are delighted to announce that The Moving Image: A Course exploring Light, Movement and Narrative shall culminate after its month-long duration (September 11- October 13, 2017) in anOpen Day on Saturday October 14, 6 pm onwards at the Serendipity Arts Trust, C 340, New Delhi.
The display will continue until October 27 and will be a chance to share some of the processes and outcomes of this programme. The group comprising 14 young artists- Samrridhi Kukreja, Debasis Beura, Tehmeena Firdos, Utsuk Sharma, Vinati Sehgal, Sagar Gupta, Bhanu Gola, Ritika Mittal, Ritika Sharma, Ajit Kumar, Ponraj Kumar, Akup Buchem, Priyank Gothwal andPallavi Arora- has been immersed in a month-long rigorous process experimenting with kinetic art, photography and video.
Mentored by artists like Susanta Mandal, Chandan Gomes, Babu Eshwar Prasad and Lokesh Khodke, the participants have been exposed to various mediums, materials and engage with key elements of light, movement, narrative and sound.There were additional sessions with sound artist Ish S, light specialist Manav Bhargava and research scholar and ethnographer Sarover Zaidi. The course also included presentations by senior artists like Ranbir Kaleka, Sonia Khurana and the choreographer Mandeep Raikhy that offered the group insights into their own practice.
For SAT and FICA, the course has been an invaluable experience in terms of building a curriculum from the inputs of practicing artists and to provide the group of young practitioners a chance to explore ideas, techniques and mediums that they would have not had access to within the formal art college programmes. It has been a very rich set of inputs the group has received and we really look forward to seeing how these young practitioners take these forward in their own bodies of practice. Serendipity Arts Trust (SAT) is an arts and cultural development trust created to encourage and support the arts as a significant contributor to civil society. SAT aims to promote new creative strategies, artistic interventions, and cultural partnerships which are responsive and seek to address the social, cultural and environmental milieu. Committed to innovation, SAT intends to support, promote and create platforms for innovation and creativity providing the wider public with a unique cultural and historical source of modern contemporary art and culture. SAT programs are designed and initiated through innovative collaborations with partners across a multitude of fields, each intervention created using the arts to impact education, social initiatives, community development programmes, explore interdisciplinarity between the arts, and to better understand the shared histories of the sub-continent.
For further insight into the course, please visit The Moving Image blog: https://ficartorg.wordpress.com