Durational performance of 3 days (12 hours 30 minutes)
9,10 and 11 May 2016
This is was interactive live performance work, part of VAG forum, It was an attempt to introduce works of K.Venkatappa, artistically using old Bioscope look alike, for showing his works by making a film strip of his Paintings, Landscapes and other works based mythological stories to common people. The Major concern and idea was to drive the attention of people towards the issue of Venkatappa Building and also request Government not to privatize the only Democratic Space for the Artists of the State it is a public space which has to remain for public.
It was basically a walk in different parts of the city for 2 days, every day from 11am to 5 pm. I walked in area of like Cubbon Park, Venkatappa Art Gallery, MG Road. During this walks I would interact with common people of all age group and gave them information about the gallery and show them the small movie of works and also giving away leaflet with basic message about his life, work and contribution of K Venkatappa in the field of art.
This walk was quite a successful event I could meet different audiences from all age groups and all categories’ educated to non educated people and some of people were aware of this issue and whole heartily supported the cause and those who did not knew about was given information and they also supported after learning about it.
The most enthusiast audience were children who liked the movie strip in bioscope. Although the walk bit tiring but fruitful I did this walk for 2 days and Last day I did indoors performance inside the gallery as Part of Art Marathon.
Dimple B shah 2016