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Why I do what I do

This website will give you a glimpse into my work as an artist,  community builder and activist. I have been negotiating the world through the lens of a creative entrepreneur for the last two decades. It's been a wonderful journey with a lot of learning and collaborating with people I deeply respect.
In the coming years, I believe that creative thinkers will be crucial to document, stitch, hold and present the world. We are at the very edge of collapse on one side, and of a future that can spin out into unimaginable wonders on the other. I believe we can get to the happier side by working together!

Snakes & Lotuses: Exhibition in Berlin

May 25th, 2008

Girls, I have some fantastic news! A gallery in Berlin has invited me to exhibit my sketches and video art there on the 5th of June. I will be doing some performance poetry as part of this exhibit. The exhibition is in collaboration with a really great german poet – Dennis Friesch who will be screening his recent poetry-film.

Here are my thoughts on this show:

I intend to take a collection of 30 drawings from the Snakes & Lotuses sketch-book series. These will be displayed as part of a mobile installation using wires and clips. I am making the entire construction here in blore. Then will break it up and carry it with me to Berlin and re-assemble the parts for the show there.
Below the two sketch-mobiles I will lay out 7 of my poetry sketch-books that people can pick up and look through.
On the opposite wall my hand-drawn animated video-art of the same series will be projected.
at some point – likely late evening, I will do a performance poetry piece where I recite spontaneous spoken verse poetry in reaction to a video art piece created from 200 of my sketches.

Darn, there is tons to do to get this up and going! It all fell into place so fast and right amidst my video-art related travels to mumbai, manipal and coorg that I haven’t really had time to wrap my head around it and share it with you gurls . worst is that I leave tomorrow night! Gwad help – there is simply TONS to be done!!

Will keep you guys posted on how it works out. please in the interim, do give me feedback on this idea. i will probably try to squeeze in some time on this in Italy post my conference (AVI 08) presentation on the 28th of this month on my research on video mail for illiterate users.

Wish me luck girls! I need it! Im also hoping that I might be able to pull off the same exhibition in Cologne if things fall into place – keep your fingers crossed yeah.


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  • Dear Arcna!! All the Best!! It all sounds super… wow.. I am so glad you got this break! You are going places, baby.
    Do take photographs and post them. All crossed for you.. Love

  • wowie!! congrats girl! seems like everything is just flying!!! super luck with everything. i know it will go well. the ideas are all super creative, and will go with a blast!
    hang in there. wow! cant believe you’re having a show in europe! definitely awesome for you, and your portfolio. please take tonnes of pics and share!