Festival of Ideas


Artist: Mamta Sagar                                                                                                                             
Faculty: Sai Gautam Upadhye

Participants: Avani Sharma / Antara Bose / Agarwal Muskan Dinesh / Gauri Subbaramu / Ishika Khanna / Khundrakpam Bandana / Khushi Seth / Lakshya Pratap / Rushika Kadam / S Gomathy Raina / Shameen Banu A / Siddharth Singh / Sriya Ms / Varsha Simha / Vedika Seth / Vengurlekar Shreya Mahesh / Yash Vikas Kulkarni / Leasafi

TEX(T)ILED BODIES is a project that explores the social norms around the gaze related to covering and uncovering bodies through the medium of textiles and fabric. Students have used poetry as a tool to unpack notions of pride and shame associated with clothes and covering of human bodies. Through hands-on activities, students have created cloth installations and scrolls using poetry and short narratives. The project aims to sensitise participants towards gender, caste and diversely marginalised bodies, and also includes collaborations with visually challenged communities to produce texts in braille and with a community of multilingual poets.

Artist Bio: Mamta Sagar is a Kannada poet, playwright and academic, who teaches at Bangalore University. She has published poetry collections and plays, translated contemporary African and Francophone poets into Kannada. Her poetry reflects social concerns and engages with human rights, gender and social justice.

Faculty Bio: Sai Gautam Upadhye is a fashion designer, with a Bachelors of Science in Fashion Technology, diploma in Special Dress Making and Fashion Designing. He has teaching experience and experience running a boutique and as a lecturer. His current practice at Srishti is in Creative Manufacturing-Textiles, Apparels and Made-ups.


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