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Atmasanjog

A group of multidisciplinary artwork which is  a reflection of our relationship developed  with the village and its community. The  works in amalgamation reflect back to our  three-month journey, up until now, which shall  be continued and developed further along  with the people of the village. Our individual purposes got us exploring and  delving into their culture which gradually  progressed into coinciding with our thoughts  and perception. This led to an outcome of not  just collaboration among ourselves but also  with the people of the village. Our practice has grown into not just  something that concerns us academically but also into breaking a barrier as current  generation, who have lost the touch with our  primary sources and communities. With the development of a mutual trust and  bonding we noticed the problems faced by them recently, majorly being their dying indigenous culture due to the incoming urbanisation. 

Site as studio

Interaction

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Process

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Riti Sarkar

Being from Santiniketan villages around this  place have been a very intimate rendezvous for me. As I  continued with my regular academic practice I  realised that there was a certain boundary that  had separated me from them as I grew distant  due to my own lifestyle resulting in an urgent concern to reconnect.

Komal Mandal

Visiting the village and the santhals has put great impact  on my interests and understanding of art which was  completely different from the academic practice. I got a chance to work with different mediums i never got a chance to explore before.

Ayantika Sajwal

I had been configuring the different moods, forms, expressions and  textures of the entire space and the village community through the  small sketches by travelling through the different parts of the village.  I feel that these attempts have initiated a better communication between an art practitioner coming from town and a rural simple hardworking Santhal.

ATMASANJOG

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Murals

This wall symbolises our very own  interaction and observation of the village kids who seemed to be  unaffected by the aftermath of the quarantine and the  liveliness and spark that remained intact despite the boundaries. The forms which resemble ventilators have been made to create a metaphorical escape to a breathing space.

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  Kutumkatum

They say

These soulless woods are creatures unseen

We say 

Let's bring them to life as a team. 

Learning to tap into our own suppressed psyche, whose nature in itself is art. 

We say 

After this, may we be kids again.

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Recreation of storm l and ll

    Everything fluttered .

In front of our eyes , our plans shattered.

Our work got damaged and we , heartbroken.

Even the destruction had it's rhythm, 

Who were we to question !

Carrying our creation into the vast web of ruins, naked to eyes

Nothing was forever to stay, as natural force dominated the skies.

What are you going to take forward from this make-shift studio practice experience?

"Our current practice has led us into exploring and experimenting with mediums, materials and surfaces that we probably wouldn't have bothered to experiment within the conventional studio practice. It  resulted in broadening our perspective as art practitioners. We plan on further experimenting and pushing the possibility of respective mediums, given our current studio limitations. "

Atmasanjog- a collective project by

Riti Sarkar, BFA( Painting), 2nd Year
Komal Mandal, BFA( Glass & Ceramics), 2nd Year
Ayantika Sejwal, BFA( Glass & Ceramics), 2nd Year

atmasanjog@gmail.com