Interaction Heads in the clouds

Alone together with our heads in the clouds © Awdhesh Tamrakar

Tue, 11.02.2020 -
Mon, 20.04.2020

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

By Awdhesh Tamrakar

11 February to 20 April 2020
11 am to 6 pm daily (except public holidays and Sundays)

The project is an interactive site-specific work. It is designed to question our notions of viewing and experiencing space in everyday life.

Technology is supposed to bridge the gap between time and space. However, our intense dependency on technology through the continuously developing gadgets is making us more distant from the tangible world and pushing us towards a virtually stimulated life. As the virtual world overwhelms our lives, we tend to look at what is real around us through instruments that create the virtual universe.

This project attempts to bring what is ´actual´ get noticed, through the instruments that create what is ´virtual´. The Actant will be using an app to create augmented realities, which will mix virtual elements to the actual surroundings to bring to notice what is unnoticed.

The project will be opened on Monday, 10 February 2020 at 6:30 pm. The artists will be present to introduce the project and accompany you as you step into a world of augmented reality.

We request our guests to carry smart phones as they may require to download an app to experience the best.

Awdhesh Tamrakar completed his M.V.A. in 2015 and his B.V.A. in 2013 from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda. He received the ‘Gold Medal’ from the Department of Sculpture and the ‘Chinmoy Pramanik’ Memorial Award in 2015. His other achievements include the ‘Sponsorship Award’ for his Solo exhibition by SCZCC, Nagpur in 2015, and ‘Emerging Master Award’ by Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda in 2014.

He has been a part of various art exhibitions, residencies and art camps, including a solo exhibition ‘Unfastened Association’ at the Faculty of Fine arts, Baroda in 2016 and group shows like ‘Madhyama’ curated by Akhilesh, Raza Foundation, Delhi, ‘ID-ENTITY’, curated by Zero Gravity Collective, New Delhi, and many more.

Presently he is a guest faculty at the Department of Fine Arts, S. N. School of Arts and communication, Hyderabad.