Kala Ghoda Festival is one of the major art festivals, prominent in the Indian Art scenario, and very Well known in the International Arena.
This festival is taking place after a gap of 2 years, due to the Pandemic.
Anoushka Barik and Siddhant Parwani, First year Industrial product design students at ISDI, Mumbai, decided to participate in the Kala ghoda festival.
The theme of this festival was “PAST FORWARD”.
So based on the above theme, they conceptualised the Installation, and were selected by the Kala ghoda jury after thorough evaluation of their concept and feasibity of execution of the project.
The Installation, depicting architecture from the past, present and future, and its connect with the human nature. They used mirrors to signify the infinity and continuity of the whole. The process resulted in infinite number of reflections, giving the feeling of Endlessness, and the space between, thus the title.
Endless -The Space Between A limbo; a neglected space; a feeling manifested into sardonic bright white blocks attempting to be works of architecture from our own present, past and future. We expect it to be a space you are drawn towards – a feeling of familiarity to be discovered while not being quite what you know. We want you to experience a feeling of abeyance within your own emotions and experiences and take you to a position you are not often in – as a collective, we want everyone to enter the space between.
The mirrors symbolise an infinite reality that is different from our own – a nonspecific idea of what we believe humanity to be – we’re creatures that after a point, believe we are aware of our own identity and yet we feel solace in our own company. Our identity is based on everyone we surround ourselves with; building our personality to fit around our norms and our in an endless battle with finding ourselves.
This single room we’ve built is a limited conceptualization towards the surreal feeling of being suspended in the abstract concept of time through the architecture created, and we leave it to you to interpret the link between art and architecture through your own perception. An innate attempt to manifest the space between our life and our own subconscious; there is no connotation to any aspects of our society, religions, beliefs and prior understandings. It is simply an adjournment of who you are, understanding yourself and asking yourself the question – are we really moving forward?
Is what the artists ask.
The installation was finally completed after months of hardwork put in by the two students. It was erected on 2nd February at the Cross Maidan, a prominent location for display of larger works at the festival.
It drew crowds to the tune of thousands, as it stood out large in its space.
The Kala ghoda festival is on till 13th February and worth a visit.