LIGHT and SIGHT 2 / creative photography
In January 2013, Trimukhi Platform invited the Mexican artist Alejandro Orozco to give the second part of his workshops on creative photography in the tribal Santal village of Borotalpada (cf. Light & Sight 1). This second course moved onto an even more creative terrain where the participants were invited to imagine, foreseeing an image even before being taken. They explored how to pass from what they think, what they can describe, to what they can get from their relationship with the camera, the body, the light and the space. A certain under-control experience that still was about discovering.
The two lines of this image-based work were the ensemble and the individual. How to build an image together? How the image of ourselves would look like? A bit of fiction, a bit of drawing and geometry, all together.
A selection of 28 images was then presented at the beginning of the Sixth Night of Theatre.
Some of the pictures taken by the participants during the workshop: Gopal Hansda, Bhimcharan Hansda, Girish Soren, Falguni Hansda, Motilal Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sunita Soren and Arnab Banerjee [translator Spanish to Bengali]
Alejandro Orozco (Mexico City, 1975) is a Mexican visual artist, graduated from the Fine Arts’ School at the National Mexican University (UNAM). His work has explored a wide range of disciplines, from drawing, painting and etching to experimental video, photography and in-situ installation and have been exhibited in Mexico, Cuba, Spain and Czech Republic. His current project intends to cross boundaries between art and philosophy by a practical and theoretical reflection within the horizon of the diagrammatic thinking. He holds a MA in Critical Theory by 17, Institute of Critical Studies and an MPhil in Aesthetic and Art Theory by the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University. He is part of the art collective Rhinocerot, dedicated to public and urban artwork. "Flying Bamboo", the new installation designed by Alejandro Orozco has been created for the Sixth Night of Theatre in Borotalpada village.
OTHER WORKSHOPS IN BOROTALPADA VILLAGE
From 15th to 28th December 2012, Trimukhi Platform invited a visual artist and an actress from Colombia to give a double workshop in the Santal village of Borotalpada. Nathali Buenaventura shared with the participants original techniques and strategies to invent amazing sculptures done with sheet of papers while Paola Ospina lead them to be as free with their body as if it would be a moving sculpture to be explored.
From 27th to 31th December 2011 in the Santal Village of Borotalpada, Trimukhi Platform invited the Mexican artist Alejandro Orozco to give a first workshop on creative and experimental photography to the inhabitants of the place. Fifteen people took the class. The workshop aimed to introduce the camera as a tool that joins moments of one's own sight, a device that can show how one sees.
Tags: light and sight, alejandro orozco, trimukhi cultural centre, trimukhi platform, santal, adivashi, west bengal, creative photography
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