Yellelu Yelli

Trees’ Tales

Artist: Elisabetta Rattalino
Faculty: Jitto George
Participants: Aarushi Jhamb / Aditya Bandit Narayan / Anoushka Deopujari / Atul Josemine / Avani Sunil Vartak / Catherine Thomas / Drishti Tanna / Fayeeza Parwez / Gayatri Rajiv / Jaiden George Joseph / Akash Sarkar / Nevaan P / Samyukta Udupa / Sinchana Pavanje / Sharanya Chandrashekar / Shreya Vagadiya / Soutreyi Mandal / Supragyay Kaval / Varsha Baid /
Vedant Nikam

Trees in urban areas are important elements in the city's fabric, they silently witness the passage of seasons and offer visual effects to the city dwellers. Yet they are deeply entangled with human history, other than human lives and with the elements of the environment where they stand. Trees testify to the history of the city and to daily activities that unfold under their canopy. This project aims to study the trees of a specific location (Yelahanka New Town) through guided walks, mapping and conversations with experts in the history of urban planning and botany. The participants will create an herbarium as well as document the unique stories that emerge from their learnings and interactions and knowledge about the trees in the location through visual means.

Artist Bio: Dr. Elisabetta Rattalino is a researcher in the Faculty of Design and Arts at Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy. She studies artistic practices and visual cultures, with a focus on rural environments and landscapes. Her research intersects with political ecology and the history of science.

Faculty Bio: Jitto George is a researcher and practitioner in visual arts, focusing on modern and contemporary art, art history and philosophy, photography, film and storytelling. He holds B.V.A and M.V.A degrees from M.S. University of Baroda, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D.


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