Body: Archive of Memory
“The body is not a thing, it is a situation: it is our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project”
― Simone de Beauvoir
About the CERAMICISTS
Ceramic artist, Fulbright Scholar and Charles Wallace awardee, Ela Mukherjee, is a clay artist and art educator. Her works are about repetitive sequencing with separate elements to form a cohesive sculptural group. The artist lives and works from her studio in Delhi, India.
Élodie Alexandre is a French ceramic artist and illustrator from Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) Wales, UK currently based in Delhi, India.
Her illustrative constructions are inspired by narratives about feelings of displacement, memories of places and everyday-life anecdotes associated with objects.
Dipalee Daroz is a ceramic artist based in Delhi, who has studied under Prof Takeshi Yasuda, a world renowned ceramist; as a part of the Charles Wallace award. She has held numerous shows of her works, both in galleries as well as in art institutions of great repute. She has also assisted in the making of various documentaries on ceramics.
Reyaz has studied ceramic design at Banaras Hindu University and Cardiff, UK, in 2009 on a Charles Wallace Fellowship. His practice deals with forms derived from architecture. For him, it is important for the forms to relate to one another, to create an environment, and to establish a relationship and a visible contrast between each other.
Mudita is a recipient of The Ceramic Art Residency Program of the FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM) in Fuping China. Her works are in collection with many private art collectors heritage and cultural centres.The artist lives and works from her studio in Indore, India.
About the PHOTOGRAPHERS
Rajesh Kumar Singh
He uses photography as a means to express his interpretation of the world to make photographs that draw audience into the human struggle. His choice of subject stems from a deep interest in the marginal sections of the society . Their story which often remains untold hide stirring tales of human endeavor, of human spirit.
Anushree Fadnavis is not just a daily commuter in the Ladies Only section of Mumbai locals but also a prolific photojournalist – one of the most followed Indians on Instagram. Anushree photographs the women she meets on Mumbai’s local trains every day, captures their poignant stories.
About the PERFORMING ARTISTS
Aastha Gandhi is a trained Odissi dancer and a performance researcher. She has participated in performance festivals world over as a dancer and a master class trainer. She also experiments and explores other means of investigating movement such as performance- space, city- space and text. She is currently pursuing her PhD from the school of Art and aesthetics, JNU.