An international artist workshop was organized at Sar village, 35 kilometers from Jodhpur from 12th to 22nd December 2009. There were 12 participants, from India and abroad. The 10-day workshop comprised of interacting and conducting workshops with villagers, displaying the creative talents by using available raw materials from the village and creating their own work of art.
Different project topics were selected by the artists such as a study enabling the use of colour and textiles in this dry and dusty village with extreme temperatures, sculptures such as search for energy, miscommunication, perspective, unity shown in fingerprints, a game to discover one’s maximum aggression level and another provoking the local people to think about the consequences of a tradition that is blindly followed in today’s age, site specific installation such as archaeological memory of rain etc. The outcome of the artist’s work was displayed in the Kahas Bagh art gallery on 23rd December 2009, which received an overwhelming response from the local people.
This project beautifully brings out the understanding and the sensitivity of the various artists to nuances of human mind such as emotions, fears, thoughts, relation such as bonding with people and nature, and the causes which can enhance or destroy the human existence.