Srishti Interim is an annual event where students from the undergraduate program work intensively alongside contemporary artists invited from around the world. It is a vibrant, transdisciplinary space that mediates the worlds of arts, design, performances and sciences. Students explore multi-layered world-views, emerging technologies and different cultural synthesis to create, produce and present a diverse range of projects that echo the pulse of the current art world.
The Interim’s aim is to nurture emerging creative talent through creating open-ended frameworks for learning and engaging with contemporary artistic practices.In this space aspiring practitioners merge future-focused humanistic sensibility with design thinking to construct their own unique artistic language.
The projects developed during the Srishti Interim cover areas ranging from the present-day concerns regarding the fragility of our ecosystems, sustainability to gender politics, environmental and land art and examination of everyday micro-histories. These are expressed through interactive installations and socially-engaged and community-based practices, movement theatre, interactive storytelling, site-specific artistic and curatorial interventions in the public space and artistic research practice.
Study of Social Ecology
With this unit ‘unlearning’ takes another dimension. Classroom beyond four walls takes into consideration the socio-political, cultural and economic systems as a context for creative practice. What is gained through the process is an understanding of knowledge building around a context to develop creative practice outside the purview of classroom learning.
Festival of Ideas
Festival of Ideas is a showcase of 13 contemporary art projects conceived and developed alongside various artists from Switzerland, London, Japan and India, all of which explores socially engaging, participatory and innovative artistic practices. The artists and students working on the different projects deal with the theme of investigating micro-histories and inviting the audience to examine their own relationship with each other and the world we share.
Festival of Performances
The Festival of Performances brings out a series of performances celebrating life and works of Girish Karnad to commemorate his contribution to the Indian Cinema. Artists and students work in collaboration with National School Drama and respond to Karnad’s work through a multidisciplinary approach. Theatrical components from his plays like myths, folk, magical and visual elements will be showcased through the performances.
We would like to thank all the artists, faculty and students of Festival Of Ideas and Festival Of Stories for sharing your work with the world, for what you have created and reminding us of the power of collaborative efforts and trust to pull off such an incredible feat.
Festival of Ideas:
Sincere gratitude extended to:
The team of Metro Neighbourhood Initiative, United Way of Bengaluru and Art In Transit headed by Arzu Mistry for their unending support. , The team at National School Of Drama organized by Mamta Sagar, for their tireless work, passion and drive to put together this remarkable show., Special thanks extended to Anil Kumar and the translation team of Kaavya Sanche for all their efforts. , We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the staff members of the Finance Team and IT Department,this endeavour wouldn’t be possible without your support.
Festival Of Performances:
Sincere Acknowledgements extended to:
Basavalingaiah C, Director NSD, Guru Bannanje Sanjeev Suvarna and team for Yakshagaana., Sh. Dadapeer for Mallakambha and Ropekambha, Sh. Rajesh Kunder for acting, Sh. Akshara Asst. Director for NATAKA
NSD office staff:
Chandra Shekhar, Kusuma, Arpita, Siddu Kattimani
Light and sound:
Ravi and Umesh
Abhijit S Joshi, Anoop A, Bellavi, Bandari Divya, Bhaavya A Venkateswaran, Deepak S, Deekshith S Suvarna, Gurunath Halakatti, Harmeet Kaur, S. Kavitha, Malchalum Hanumanth Rao, Mukil. K S, M.Naresh kuma, Nidheesh K.K, Nadeesha Shivappa Gouda, Raghavendra G, Revathy Mol A T, Sharath Karanth M, Surendra Kumar ,Swathi Lakshmi P, Tirumalasetti Nagarjuna
Srishti Interim Crew 2019
Tvishaa Shah, Ridhi Jain, Niveditha Narendran, Srinija Ghantasala, Deodhar Tanay Vineet, Aayushi Bharadwaj, Shonakshi Shetty, Sidharth Muraly Nair, Joel Mathew, Abhijit Balaji, R Veerthi Jain, Nandini Chowdhary, Harshit Gupta, Meghana Shivani Satish, Neel M Shenoy, Kulkarni Atharva Nitin, Stuti Sen, Sambhavi Sinha, Akhilesh B ,Vidisha Raj, Archita Agarwal, Patibanda Sai Saran, Aakaash R, Shreya Niraj, Joel Kurian Abraham, Shalu Laddha, Sampriti, Navya Arora, Sanya Agrawal, Madhav S, Meenal Gupta, Agam Singh, Aruja Anant Naik, Maaham Ali Rizvi, Avina Agarwal, Shriya Suhas, Aparna Kumaran, Ramya Kandula, Aishwarya Bhave, Medha, Khushi Monga, Arunima Prasanna, Muskan Marya, Yamini Belwal, Nivedita Nitesh Rohera, Adyanth R Natarajan, Rishab N Chandra, Sonya Mary Verghese, Sreyan Das, Ahaan Agarwal, Aashi Jain, Shweta Manish, Casey Ritu Atul Patni, Madhumita Ajay, Harshita K, Charan Ravikumar, Sunakshi Kothari, Akhilesh B ,Vidisha Raj, Pahel Rathi