PRINCIPE :

BASCULER LES PARTICIPANTS DANS UNE AUTRE DIMENSION, LES INITIER À UNE EXPÉRIENCE ORIGINELLE.
LEUR PLONGER LE VISAGE DANS L'ARGILE CRUE ET MOLLE D'UNE MATRICE ET MOULER EN PLÂTRE L'EMPREINTE DE CETTE RENCONTRE AVEC LA MATIÈRE.

INVITER LE PLUS GRAND NOMBRE DE VOLONTAIRES À EFFECTUER UN BAPTÊME DE TERRE.
RÉUNIR TOUT CES MOULAGES EN UNE INSTALLATION IN SITU ÉPHÉMÈRE PUIS RESTITUER LES MOULAGES AUX BAPTISÉS.

GLOBAL NOMADIC ART PROJECT, INDIA, 17 november 20 december 2015

The Global Nomadic Art Project, India – 2015 is organized by TREES in collaboration with YATOO (Korean Nature Artist’s Association), directed by Somu Desai and Eung Woo – Ri. There are 13 Indian Artists’ and 23 Artists’ from other countries who will unite to work together in Natural Environments.
Global Nomadic Art Project started as an idea by a group of artists from South Korea which has turned into a movement, travelling globally across continents to re-instigate man’s awareness, concern, learning, and responsibility towards our environment.
Our contemporary world is responding too fast to the growing needs of man supposedly causing an imbalance in various sectors of our society. This thought perception has resulted in extremism of two kinds, either it is taking us too far from Mother Nature or close to it. This project is aimed at bridging the gap by changing these very thought perceptions through various visual art practices. The ‘nomadic’ artists shall indulge in inter-cultural dialogue with not their own environment but the other. Artists shall interact with group of students at various educational institutions and share their expertise. While travelling place to place they shall reflect upon their experiences. They shall spend a few days to make art works from what they find relevant in nature and environment. We have also invited the local artists, artisans, poets, writers, philosophers, folk singers and musicians to join in with the project. These art works shall be documented, displayed & archived for educational & sensitization purpose.
The interest is not to make any artwork as commodity, rather to leave traces of dialogue with nature by creating ephemeral artworks. The artists will listen and communicate with nature through their work.
This documented exhibition mounted in India would also get demonstrated in other countries during the global nomadic art project in Iran and South Africa in 2016, European countries in 2017 and America in 2018.



Site Specific #1
MUDLAND, VELAVADAR
sunday 22nd november

Black mud


https://vimeo.com/154410323
Shot by Saulius Valius



 


Mudland, 
Encounter with the land
   first plunge into earth
laid then fell down 
four times in very soft almost liquid grey mud 
leaving behind me four body prints



Site Specific #2
WETLAND, VELAVADAR
sunday 22nd november

Black silt



Wetland,
Attempts of body prints
on a soft silt land
unsuccessful but
led me to draw with my naked body on the plain ground


Walked
bare feet on soils
soft and muddy

dry and hard

cracked and dusty


SASAN GIR
 friday 27th november

Stones


Two disastrous attempts to build sculpture shaped animals with stones
as I used to do 20 years ago
then…

on  saturday 28 th november


 ... went into the jungle, in Gir forest
sat and admired wind blowing in fallen teak leaves
a bull skull being absorbed by creepers 
a wild stream passing by.

Experimented the best path in nature is never the straight way.


Site Specific #3
SHRUTI BEACH
wednesday 2nd december

Sand





Site Specific #4
LAKHPAT
wednesday 2nd december 

Soil


Dug my hole
dug a circular pit with a local tool
on yellow ochre dry soil
inspired by the trap of the insect called Antlion
Dust from digging became the main material


Site Specific #5
MANGROVE CHERIA LAKHPAT
friday 4th december 

Clay

Mud




Isolated on the steps of a feline
layer of red sandy soil on a bed of black clay
modeled a head with it


Borrowed the landscape
on shore of the lake 
series of body prints 
from mud 
into water


Site Specific #6
DHRODO, GREAT RANN OF KUTCHH
monday 7 december 

Salt
Black mud
Water



 

Laid down on salty soil
extracted black mud from beneath the salt crust
mixed mud, salt and water 
covered my body with a thick layer of this mixture
stood up and revealed the negative print of the body

Crashed the salt crust with my feet in a circular form 
mixed mud, salt and water 
till obtaining a liquid mix like ink



Site Specific #7
DHROBANA
tuesday 8 december



Silt



Borrowed the landscape 
on the shore of the goat’s pond 
three body prints
in sandy soft yellow silt 


Site Specific #8
DHRODO, GREAT RANN OF KUTCHH
tuesday 8 december 

Salt
Black mud
Water







Second attempts with most liquid black mud