Residue Of performative acts 2017

The Project is key to Understanding the Collaboration and collective method of work process.This is on going photo performance and collaborative performance series with diffrent collaborators place and time .

THE COLOUR OF PATIOTIC LAND SCAPE -2MAILThe Colour of Patriotic Landscape 2 , withResonator Norman Oklahoma ,

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Resonator studio Oklahoma Norma,USA

 

 

 

 
 Collaboration  with Resonator Institute

Oklahoma ,Norman ,USA

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The solo show with Gallery felix frachon

http://www.felixfrachon.com/b-ajay-sharma/http://www.felixfrachon.com/b-ajay-sharma/

The collaborative show and project only possible with very strong individuals and collective zeals.

collaboratores –

Sreeraj tr ,Swasthikk korathi,Rizwan basheer,Gokul Balachandran,Ravi Ranjan ,Kartik kumar,Pankaj Bhardwaj ,Shiv Kumar, Arfaaz kagalwala, Anita kumari, Sachin gond, Dastaan culture lab,Ayush Gupta,Alok kumar,Umesh kumar singh ,shivangi singh, Khurshid ahmad chand ,Tara Tamang, Resonator Institute (USA) ,Eric Piper(USA), Jenna Bryan(USA) ,Curtis Jones(USA), Tomo Seto ( India ), Salman Khan , Emma (Barbichetteman ) Paris ,Wenjue Zhang (paris and china ) Marie Greemling (paris) Pia camilla copper (paris)

https://vimeo.com/218748188
In this work, I want to share some aspects of the process that I have gone through while interacting with people. It is related to the country where I will perform. The work is a build up on my last works ‘The whole land shall be a desolation”and motherland and other stories. it is a collaborative project done as an extension of Future Collaboration (link is provided here: 

The Whole Land Shall be a desolation By #futurecollaborations

I have used allegorical images to understand the displacement of people from different states and neighboring countries like Tibet, Nepal, Iran, Russia and Bangladesh. In India, main reasons behind displacement are job quest, survival, religion, caste and race.

In India, religion and populism is being used by right wingers to create an Utopian idea of singular national identity in the name of patriotism.As Well when i look at the Politics In USA , it refer to same , How world moving with Neo-Nazism .

This idea of one nation, one race and one religion is being reinforced with different actions, story telling and fashion. Here in India, the way people dress up  confirms their social and regional identity.
Through my lens based performance and collaborative performance , I will represent the mythological and historical symbolic references as a fictional narration of present time (through different acts evident in history of religious icons)

This is about how extremist right political parties are using religious patriotism (Hindutva)/(white skin)  racial and communal issues for their political benefits. Such acts and other such leftover history related to it has helped me in defining the condition and situation of present India in India as well as the world. I have taken the word ”Mara” which means death from an anecdote about the creator of  Indian epic Ramayan where it is described that when Valmiki was thief, he got a message from sky to write about the glorious life of lord Rama, after this message he started chanting ”rama” and in this process he kept chanting the word ”Mara”. After certain time when he realized his mistake, he got enlightened. 

Another reference is from 1991 when RSS/BJP and their allied groups started asserting the concept of ”rama rajya” (and idealist state of the times of Rama) where everyone was happy and ethical. This agenda of such organizations is to make India a Hindutva Nation of one race and religion. They want to bring Ram Rajya again. In the same breathe, they demolished the Babri mosque to build a great temple for Rama (where they think there once existed a temple which Babur demolished in order to build a masjid/mosque). They claimed that it was the place where Ram was born, this demolition led to killings and riots in different regions of India. Therefore, I am using an icon of lord Ram to repereesent past and future aspects of time.

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Now I see the word ‘Rama” as death(like Valmiki once chanted) where there is death of idol, civilization. It now represents a narrow understanding of religion and patriotism.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Performance Extended Action
in JNU show Trace curated by Sarojini Lewis
Collaborator -Salman Khan , Tomo seto
Place -Freedom square
Duration-00:30:00
Photography by -Jyothidaas KV

Performance Extended Action -2

in Les Grands Voisins ,Paris

curated by Pia camilla copper

Collaborator – Marie Greemlins, Wenjue Zhang

 Duration-00:45:00
Photography by -Barbichette Man
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Concept note
Residue of the performative acts
Solo Show -2017

 

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