Animation A man, some trees and a dog

A man, some trees and a dog © Sukanya Ghosh

Thu, 02.04.2020 -
Sat, 04.04.2020

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

একজন ব্যক্তি, কয়েকটা গাছ, এবং একটি কুকুর
Animated Gestures In Situ
A project by Sukanya Ghosh

This project moves along a trajectory of drawn images creating fragmentary glimpses of movement. Sequential drawings transform the walls of the buildings of the venue. Animated apparitions of a man, some trees and dog, appear, disappear and re-appear in various quick gestures. The artist draws, erases and re-draws – the man walks, the dog runs the trees rustle. Over the course of two days, she will use walls, stairs and exposed surfaces of the building to draw and animate. There is no narrative script – just a dynamic animation that evokes a sense of movement and distance at the same time. The ever evolving drawn figures/landscapes, rendering strange the pristine walls around the institute and blurring the boundaries of drawing, video and performance. The project attempts to bring out the usually solitary working processes of animation film making into the glare of public consideration, albeit temporarily. The audience is then forced to confront the parts and the whole,

The project will be opened on Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 6:30 pm, with the artist conducting an interactive session on animation, poetics and drawing using videos and images leading to inviting the audience for a short and fun exercise in drawing.


Related event during the workshop:

Friday, 3 April 2020, 6:30 pm

An evening with the artist to discover animation as a process through watching episodes of the Norton Lectures featuring William Kentridge.

Sukanya Ghosh is an artist whose practice is located within painting, photography, animation and the moving image. She works with the minutiae of urban life, popular culture and memory. Born in Calcutta, 1973, Sukanya studied Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, and Animation at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She has been awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust Award, Sarai Independent Fellowship; artist commissions from French Embassy in India, Royal Commonwealth Society, UK and Motiroti, UK, among others. She has also been Artist-in-Residence at Khoj, New Delhi; Spike Island, Bristol; and AIR Vallauris, France. Her work has been shown most recently at the Lianzhou Museum of Photography, China and Jimei x Arles Festival 2019, China. Other shows have included: Ephemeral, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa 2018; Mutations, 2018 New Delhi; Fòcas India: Document (India, Scotland); GoaPhoto 2017; The Surface of Things, 2016, New Delhi and 2017, Mumbai and Tales & Fables 2015, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Yokohama. She has done various graphic design projects including film publicity, book, exhibition and theatre design.