3-day sculpture making workshop with found objects
Facilitated by Kausik Mukhopadhyay
26 – 28 August 2021
The inception of this workshop comes from memories of long walks on city roads or lanes and encountering discarded objects from our surroundings, sometimes palm sized only which tend to upswing our interest, even though fleetingly. Artist Kausik Mukhopadhyay twists and displaces this curiosity through the perspective of an ant, or a random insect that may find the fallen object as a large public sculpture.
In this workshop, from Day 1 to 3, participants will be introduced to the idea of making their own miniaturized installations and sculptures from found objects, and look at mundane things from a fresh perspective. They will go on to collect discarded objects around of their choice and make small sculptures for any insect of their liking. Eventually, the final work will be installed at places their tiny insects frequent, for them to admire.
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.
Participants who commit to attend the workshop need to collect one or few discarded objects, some glue, (Fevikwik will be good), cutters, hack saw blades, pliers, strings, and wire.
Kausik Mukhopadhyay (b.1960) repurposes old electronic objects into kinetic and static installations. His body of work revolves around experimental art and often touches Dadaism, Constructivism and Surrealism thematically. Mukhopadhyay has completed his education from Rabindra Bharati University and has also received a postgraduate degree in Graphics (printmaking) from Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan in 1989. He was awarded the fellowship at Kanoria Centre for Art, CEPT, Ahmedabad and the Inlaks Foundation. He is currently a faculty member at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environment Studies. Mukhopadhyay has showcased his works in both India and abroad in various solo and group shows including ‘Squeeze Lime in your Eye,’ Chatterjee and Lal, 2019; ‘Delirium // Equilibrium, KNMA, 2018; Shanghai Biennale, 2012 among others. Mukhopadhyay lives and works in Mumbai.