Beate Engl"every sound alarms"
Opening Friday, Oct 1, 2010 6:30 pm onwards
Short Lecture at 7:00 pm
Performance with students from CKP 7:30 pm and 9:00 pmOpen Until Oct 5, 10:30pm to 7pm@ 1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery#1, Shanthi Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore - 560 027Every sound alarmsIn the framework of a residency supported by Goethe Institut Bangalore the German artist Beate Engl is staying and working at 1.Shanthi Road Studio / Residency for six weeks. On October 1st her works will be presented to the public in a solo show“every sound alarms”
Beate Engl’s approach towards sculpture and installation is conceptual and based on audio and text. For her expanded sculptural process the analysis of the site, in which the sculpture is installed, with its formal, social and political conditions is of great importance. Spaces are systems with certain rules and correlations. The analysis of these circumstances is necessary for her artistic practice and she develops her works along this process.
The focus for her residency in Bangalore is the exploration of sound and its meaning, a rich field of research in a globalized city with a noisescape that differs strongly from the artist’s home city and offers her inspiring insights into the local culture.As part of the residency Beate Engl gave a workshop on “art and audio” at the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath and involved the students in a collaborative work that will be performed at the opening.
Participating Students from the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath:Aditi Kowshik, Anand Kumar, Anish Joseph, Deepak (Sachin) D.L., Manju M. Das, Navya A., Padhma Priya S., Pratibha Nambiar, Soujanya Shivanna, Vahid Karimpour, Venkatesh K. N., Yamini PallemBeate Engl (*1973, Regen, Germany) studied Fine Art / Sculpture at Munich Art Academy, Bauhaus University Weimar and the School of the Arts Institute Chicago. Besides teaching, working as a curator or in collaboration with artists and art historians ("Galerie Goldankauf” 1999-2001; "The Domain of the Great Bear” at kunstraum munich 2006/2007) her artistic practice developed towards site-specific installations with a focus on text and audio ("Betaversion 2.0”, Hall 14 / Federkiel Foundation, Leipzig, 2004; "Und die weiße Zelle schwebt weiter...” ["And the white cube keeps floating…”], Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2005; "Mad as hell", Ortstermine Munich, 2006). Her critical approach towards public space and globalized art market is also expressed in her publications: In "Space is a place. Handbuch und Standortrecherche”, 2005 [Handbook and site research], she ironically claims outer space as a possible site for the expanded art world and in “The blob – nothing can stop it!“, 2008 she pictures a horror scenario of a sculptural mass that got beyond control.
The artist lives and works in Munich / Germany
Monday, September 27, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
The program is about how to use your camera once you have understood the basics of it. What do I photograph? How do I build a theme or a story? How should I approach the subject?
Of course, I’ll speak about some basics about the camera and what it does, but the focus of the workshop will be towards the points mentioned below.
# Learning to see
# Develop a personal style of vision
# Genres of photography
# Tell stories of people and their cultures
# To photograph landscape and to explore the unseen landscape
# To develop a documentary project
# How to use your images to create a social awareness
# How to become familiar with the history and social context of the people
I will be having slide shows of different genres, photographers and a documentary film show as well to help participants better understand the process of image making and in order to view the natural world with fresh eyes.
This workshop is of two days. We will have a photo walk to identify and photograph potential themes for projects. The participants will be given assignments based on their subject interest, like for example, photo journalistic assignment, and after each shoot there will be a group critique and the entire class will have to participate in speaking about each other’s works.
I will be giving out handouts on various topics which one can read up for reference for the next day or future shoots. The cost for the entire program will be Rs 3500/- per participant.
- Arjun Swaminathan
- Arjun Swaminathan
Dates: September 25th and 26th 2010
The workshop is @ 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,
#1, Shanthiroad, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore- 560027
For enrolling please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery