Seek and Hide” by KAN Collective in Odisha Biennale 2019
Bhubeneswar: The 3rd day of Odisha biennale started with DIY Bamboo Quilling Workshop to make lifestyle products from bamboo strips. This workshop is a step towards introducing bamboo in maker’s community. Bamboo has unmatched strength and versatility as a raw material. The awareness and access of this material to the urban people will be a tremendous value to our contemporary society and bamboo ecosystem.
Most of the techniques are inspired from paper quilling craft in which strips are rolled, curled, looped or otherwise manipulated to create shapes and further permutation and combination of shapes can lead to many applications.
The workshop was conducted by Shashank Gautam and Antik Mallick . Shashank Gautam has Bachelors in Architecture from SPA Delhi & Masters in Industrial Designing from IDC. However he started his journey with bamboo after the design competition in 2009 while designing a building with a Zero Carbon Footprint, which got awarded from Indian Green Building Council.
Antik Mallick is a product designer by profession. Currently he is a Social Entrepreneur working towards Craft Education & Production Platforms. He did his M.Des from IIT BOMBAY.
The Editorial team had its continuation class today. The classes complied of layout designing, fonts to be used and revision of the previous class. The participants were asked to take an interview of an artist followed by a questionnaire round. They had to make a full fledged report by the given instructions which were deemed to be the home assignment for the participants.
Contemplative Theater workshop started at 3pm by Toshimitsu Kokido and Yuki Imoto This participatory workshop introduces our approach to contemplative theatre where the participants begun by exploring their subtle sensations, emotions, memories, stories and cultural histories through mindful listening and movement. From this process of introspection and contemplation, they created a piece of theatre together as a group; the process was inclusive, collaborative and improvisational.
Yuki Imoto is an anthropologist (Ph.D, Oxford University), and assistant professor at Keio University where she teaches global leadership, anthropology, and contemplative studies.
Toshimitsu Kokido is an artist, actor, and specialist in ‘Theatre’ for Peace and Conflict Resolution’. He has performed in multiple theatrics, musical, cinematic and documentary works, including the lead role in the NHK documentary ‘Antoki’ that depicted the intergenerational sufferings of those affected by the Nagasaki atomic bombings.
“Seek and Hide” by KAN Collective in Odisha Biennale 2019 had been an illusionary performance on 25th December around 7:00pm at Kala Bhoomi, Odisha Craft Museum . The piece was a multi-disciplinary collaboration of animation, contemporary dance and music. It evolves continuously depending on the environment we perform in. It is about building a bridge between the physical world and the illusionary or digital using sign and body language. They help the audience try to connect with the alternate reality. “In today’s society, more and more people are feeling lonely and disconnected. Despite the fact, we are all “connected” virtually through social media and devices. We are therefore trying to demonstrate how to use technology to bring back empathy and connection with life face to face but still in the modern world”, says Anna Spink from KAN Collective. The entire schedule of events