Day and Night
A Workshop in Shadow Play
Facilitated by Tarini Sethi
24 - 25 September 2021, 4.00 to 6.00 pm
Part of the Methods Series
In this two-day online intensive workshop, participants will learn how to create small sculptures out of paper. These will be made based on drawings the participants will create from their own narratives, stories and tales. They will then cut into paper, and learn how to project these imagined figures onto different surfaces using two simple things - shadow and light. Bringing in architecture, nature and figures all into one, the focus will be on creating a simple experiential installation. This program is part of Methods, an ongoing series of artist-led medium workshops.
The workshop is open to all participants who are 18 years and above. Interested participants are expected to commit their presence on all days. The sessions will take place on Zoom.
Watercolour paper (200gsm or thicker), tape, exacto knife, pencil, eraser, ruler, wooden craft sticks/ thread and torch or phone light
Tarini Sethi studied fine art at Pratt institute and has participated in several shows around the world. In parallel, she has also been curating exhibitions for the last six to give a platform to independent artists to showcase their work. She is the founder and curator of the Irregulars Art Fair; India's first anti art fair and The Irregular Times, Indians first art and design newspaper. Sethi's work constantly revolves around the idea of “Utopias” or alternative worlds. She draws inspiration from folk tales, architecture of cities and stories of kings and queens alongside twists and turns of modern day politics. Her work unveils identity while exploring sexuality within personal spaces, both architectural and cerebral.
Methods : A series of artist led medium workshops organised by KNMA
The force driving at the crux of the segment has been to re-examine the mandate of a medium centric ‘workshop’ and looks beyond the usual format of craft-hobby workroom sessions. At the heart of each session is a chosen artist with their unique style of expression and fashioned in an actively interactive module of facilitator-participant format. This KNMA series highlights how the paradigmatic shifts in contemporary art making need to be registered at individual levels and not merely as institutional applied skill dissemination. The workshop opens up room for both artists and non-artists as well as keen learners to interact with practitioners from a wide spectrum of styles and media to reimagine the tools and raw material for art making - ranging from drawings, maps, personal memories to printing techniques to textual excerpts to found or broken objects, just to name a few.
Module curators: Neha Tickoo and Madhurima Chaudhuri