Yellelu Yelli


Artist: Smitha Cariappa
Faculty: Farhat Ara
Participants: Trupti Agarwal / Chiragh Arora / Aabha Bokare / Nipun Dham / Anushka Gupta / Parveen Ismail / Yashvi Joshi / Rohan Joshi / Muskaan Kumar / Dhrithi JM / Varuni Mahajan / Lisa Maresch / Eesha Moralwar / Varun Padmanabhan / Tara Ramakrishnan / Vihaan Upadhyay / Aparna Vishwanath / Riti Waghray

This project examines the themes that emerge from the word "resilience" through the use of live performance art. Each letter of the word "resilience" is assigned specific words which will be allotted to participants. The workshop uses performance-driven creative writing and conceptualization, working with the body, voice, and sound to explore the concept of resilience. Over a three-week period, participants will learn about live performance art history and use movement, words, sound, and objects to explore the body as a means of communication. The project focuses on the body as a mode of communication with minimal use of objects and live action performances. It culminates in a performance on resilience, aimed to promote live performance art with a visual arts background.

Artist Bio: Smitha Cariappa is a visual and performance artist based in Bangalore. She has participated in a number of national and international shows. Her practice has included installations, working with the body in performance art, multimedia and video art. Some of her past work has included working with weaves, yarn and use of fabric.

Faculty Bio: Farhat Ara is a science education expert with a focus on storytelling in science, bio-inspired design, and educational research. She holds a Masters in Zoology and a PhD in Science Education and is currently a teaching and research faculty at Srishti's Centre for Education, Research, Training and Development and Head of Studies for the Creative Education course.

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