Festival of Ideas

Pillow Stories

Artist: Surekha
Faculty: Manuel Beltran
Participants: Anika Jain / Anoushka Jayesh Menon / Bhavya Deepan Shah / Disha Ramesh / Ishita Gulshan / Joshi Aabha Ajit / Kamat Harsh Ajay / Mahathi Vedhanaryanan / Mugdha Sanketh / Rachel Rebecca Thomas / Rai Ghose / Ritika Patel / Sahana V Kallur / Sreenidhi Yokesh / Srushti V Sahukar / Tamara Divina Esmeralda  Borges / Tara Rahel Sperber / Teresa Paul / Vanshika Sangal

Pillow Stories is a project that turns the ordinary into the extraordinary by using pillows and other materials to create unique and thought-provoking sculptures, paintings, text, video, sound, installations, and more. This project delves into the cultural and artistic potential of pillows while also exploring the relationship between our inner dreams and reality. This project's playful and exploratory approach uncovers the many layers of meaning between the everyday and the creative.

Artist Bio: Surekha has explored gender, ecology, and socio-political aesthetics in her installations, textiles, videos, and photographs for two decades, examining public/private boundaries. Her works have been exhibited worldwide and she co-founded the Rangoli Metro Art Center in Bangalore and was involved with BAR and Khoj visual art collectives.

Faculty Bio: Manuel Beltrán is a visual and media artist, philosopher of technology and lecturer. He examines the implications of technology, Founder of Institute of Human Obsolescence, Currently teaching at Srishti, Recent exhibitions include CNRS-CIS Paris, German Museum of Technology Berlin and Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention at Linz.


Selected Works

SMI LiveFestival of Ideas

Behind The ScenesFestival of Ideas

Study of Social EcologyStudy of Social Ecology

Found Footage PeoteryFestival of Ideas

TEX(T)ILED BodiesFestival of Ideas

Cascoland Lab & KitchenFestival of Ideas

Illi Nodi (Look Here)Festival of Ideas

The Living CanvasFestival of Ideas

Name, Place, Animal, ThingFestival of Ideas

“future, dear”Festival of Ideas

Under the SunFestival of Ideas

Pause - Unplug – PlayFestival of Ideas

Live - Die - RepeatFestival of Ideas

Space & PlaceFestival of Ideas

Social ListeningFestival of Ideas

Pillow StoriesFestival of Ideas

Daily BreadsUnblock

Dust Thou ArtInterlude

Fluid StatesInterlude

House by the SeaYellelu Yelli

Trees’ TalesYellelu Yelli

Besen BallettYellelu Yelli

Glorious MisfitsYellelu Yelli

R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.EYellelu Yelli

SFS 2042Yellelu Yelli