India Foundation for the Arts
invites you to the showcase of two projects
Re-imagining Storytelling Traditions:
Comic Art and Animation
Saturday | May 10, 2014 | 7 PM
The Oak Room, The Park
No. 14/7, M G Road, Bangalore
Do join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres after the event.
To RSVP, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91 080 2341 4682/ 83
Vidyun Sabhaney, a graphic storyteller from Delhi, was supported by IFA to study the visual storytelling techniques of three image-based folk performance traditions—Patuachitra from Bengal, Kaavad from Rajasthan and Togalu Gombeyatta from Karnataka—towards enriching her own practice. Her research culminated in a three-day workshop in New Delhi, titled Image & Word, on traditional and contemporary visual storytelling practices in India. Vidyun will share her experience of travelling to remote villages and meeting master artists who remain passionate about their practice despite the harsh realities of their environment. She will also talk about the impact this study has had on her own practice.
M V Bhaskar received an IFA grant to digitally replicate the 17th century Ramayana murals of the Chengam Venugopala Parthasarthy temple in Tamil Nadu. Temple and court spaces have vast stretches of narrative mural paintings, engaged in a losing battle with time and the administration. 'If they can't be saved there, save them elsewhere, through documentation, digital restoration and replication on other media including cloth (kalamkari), film (animation), etc.', believes Bhaskar, who has been documenting and archiving these murals for eight years. He will share his explorations into these alternative forms of mural conservation, reconstruction and restoration.