BENGALURU: Someday in 2018, artist Nikita Teresa Sarkar was making an attempt to re-do the workplace of content material manufacturing home Falana Movies, making an attempt to include ecological components. It slowly grew right into a full-blown undertaking with Sarkar now exploring the ecology of birds in Kammanahalli as a part of a grant she acquired from The India Basis for the Arts. The muse had invited proposals for Neighbourhood Engagements beneath Mission 560 that discover reminiscences, experiences and imaginations, that have interaction with the tales of neighbourhoods, within the metropolis.
Whereas she acquired a grant of Rs 25,000 in November, Sarkar was down with Covid and began work in December. Since then, she has held workshops for teenagers within the age group of 6 and 12 from the world. “We constructed a birdhouse by re-using supplies at residence that’s in any other case thought-about waste. This helped in drawing some birds like maina and parrots,” says Sarkar.
This was adopted by hen watching, with the group heading to Dr. Rajkumar Park, BBMP Park and Bande Park. “The concept is to identify birds, speak about why they’re vital, doc them via movies, images, or sketches,” says the 30-year-old.
It concludes with a ‘Live performance of the Birds’, a motion and music based mostly efficiency that’s an impromptu response to the decision of birds at nightfall. “The piece is impressed from Japanese dance Butoh, Baul music from Bengal and Tibetan sound therapeutic practices. Youngsters shall be inspired to create gifs or take images of birds that go to their birdhouses. They’ll additionally place them within the parks that we are going to stroll round,” she says.
Sarkar who shuttles between Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata, intends to create hen playgrounds throughout 5 parks in Kammanahalli utilizing pure materials to draw birds again to the neighbourhood. She additionally encourages residents to take movies or images of birds they see round them and share them with their private impressions and reflections. “All of this, hopefully, shall be woven into a brief movie,” she provides.
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