TOYBRID

About the Project

The project, which is part of the Echoes Of The Earth Festival, explores the concept of biomimicry and the speculation of new possible hybrid species. The artist and students worked on larger than life sized art works and installations made from biodegradable and recyclable material and materials that were sourced from the scrap yards. Envisioned as a solution to tackle the growing problems of industrialisation in our current ecosystem, the idea of hybrid species is also seen as a new direction to explore varied genetic combinations with greater capabilities like never seen before. The exhibition also includes terrariums built by the team to allow the audience to view the entire ecosystem and get a clearer picture of the spatial context of these new hybrid species. Toybrid is aimed at creating a deeper understanding of a broad range of species and initiating further conversations and explorations on biomimicry.

Siddarth Karawal

Siddhartha Karawal’s creative practice revolves around the use of everyday mundane materials. Plastic bags, form sheets, firecrackers, cardboard, bronze, iron, copper, fiber, clay, plaster of paris, etc. mould themselves seductively into raw sculptures such as ‘My Generation is silent and “funny garbage. In a state of dichotomy, Siddhartha Karawal probes the existential chores vis-à-vis his space and the tangible material that constitutes it. The artist stimulates through a body of work that sprouts out of polemics arising from the privilege of an embodied experience. The bodily experience of the artist vis-à-vis the macrocosm gets situated through a schematic narrative build around using digital frames and performance-based montages, reflective of Karawal’s continual practice. ound. 

Artist's Note 

Misunderstanding of recycling is that we go to scrap yards every year and we buy whatever and assemble, that is not recycling. We're not buying everything new every time, it's management.



Artist's Note 

Misunderstanding of recycling is that we go to scrap yards every year and we buy whatever and assemble, that is not recycling. We're not buying everything new every time, it's management.

Participants

A Kumudha Rishi, Anaya Ram Kurode, Arsh Ashwini Kumar, Chinmay Phatak, Drishti Bajaj, Gill Preet Kaur Lakhvinder Singh, Ilhaam Habibulla, Jason Edgar Bivera, Joshi Prachi Sanjay, Keshav Bihani, Khyati Motwani, Muskaan Palawat, Pranit Popli, S Sneha, Shaurya Sundeep, Shravan Sunil, Tanya Chandnani,Yajnaseni Singh, Zara Rebello

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