Friday, June 28, 2013

‘Trilingual’ at GALLERYSKE

Bangalore-based GALLERYSKE hosts a group show, entitled ‘Trilingual’. It presents the distinct practices of an artist, photographer and architect bringing together works that examine human intervention and the environment. The exhibition features works by Navin Thomas, Amirthraj Stephen and Karun Kumbera.

Sound boxes by Navin Thomas
Navin Thomas’s sound boxes are constructed by chronology, solely determined by the order in which the materials were found for their making. ‘Cause we felled down a forest’, a time based work, plays thirty-two movements of the composition “Swan Lake” in different timings out of three sound boxes creating a haunting effect.

As is evident, the artist is interested in electro-acoustic ecology and the idea of built architecture co-existing with natural ecologies. His meticulous processes and practices tend to reveal the intriguing aspects of a creative sojourn. Other than his preoccupation with voice culture, automation, and sleep cycles, the artist is known to keenly explore the mesmerizing sound worlds of different organisms.
A photographic series by Amirthraj Stephen
Amirthraj Stephen’s photographic series documents the aggressive suppression of the anti nuclear protests of farming and fishing communities for the safety of Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant. Stephen is from a village near Koodankulam and spent months with the community before beginning to document the movement and its rising conflict with the government.
Interventions, prototypes and conceptual projects by Karun Kumbera
Karun Kumbera reconstructs elements of his workspace presenting interventions, prototypes and conceptual projects that express the nature of his concerns as an architect and urbanist. Over the course of his career, reconciling the basic need for the built environment with sustainability at the urban scale, while considering the human factor, has resulted in a number of ideas. Kumbera’s work, often executed as collaborative projects, is a reflection of his interest in a real engagement with the realities of sustainability.

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