4 – 12 Sep 2017
Facilitated by Nikhil Chopra, Madhavi Gore, and Jana Prepeluh; conducted at, and in collaboration with, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Baroda.
BODYWORKSHOP was an eight days long, close-door workshop designed to evoke performance as a means of artistic expression through a series of planned exercises. Through this, an attempt was made to break out of what we understand as the ‘normal’ workings of the body, its automatic responses, and coded behavioural patterns.
The hope of, and from, this workshop was to unpack ourselves, and peel through the various masks we wear in an attempt to bring us to our core. The workshop used performance and its ability to transform and transcend as a means to get to this core.
The workshop concluded with an open-studio presentation by participants along with public talks by SAT, AAA, HH Art Spaces, and Nikhil Chopra on his Documenta 14 project.
Improvisations: Archiving Performance Art
This is an endeavour by AAA and SAT to build a digital archive of performance artworks from India from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. This material can be accessed via the AAA website, and will be available to view soon.