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WAA started the project space in 2013 to support and encourage practice in the medium of video art and the moving image. 1 large room is dedicated to host screenings, artist talks, discussion forums, workshops and exhibitions that help knowledge-building of and about video and the moving image. We encourage proposals from curators, artists and organisations to organise programs that facilitate critical dialogue, discussion. Since its inception the lab has become an important space in Bandra for the arts community to converge.

For queries related to the project space please write to projects@whataboutart.net

 

Past projects

Outsiders , an interactive video installation by Dheer Kaku-November 28th,2015

During his residency at WAA, Dheer Kaku developed the piece Outsiders, engaging the audience to enter the space and change the landscape seen in the video through an interactive device.

WAA hosted Dheer Kaku for a month long residency as part of the Inlaks Fine Art awards for the year 2015.Dheer’s practice employs the use of multiple mediums, deployed to achieve a perspective that highlights his manipulation of the medium, while he uses photography, video and sound to document his surroundings and himself.

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Audiences interacting with the installation.
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Jitish kallat interaction with the video installation.

 

What About Art? in collaboration with ArtOxygen presented a screening of Reena Saini Kallat’s Synapse followed by a presentation by the artist. Kallat took the audience on a visual journey of her body of work that spans painting, photography, video, sculpture and installation, often incorporating multiple mediums into a single work. She frequently works with officially recorded or registered names of people, objects, and monuments that are lost or have disappeared without a trace, only to get listed as anonymous and forgotten statistics. One of the recurrent motifs in her work is the rubber stamp, used as an object and an imprint, signifying the bureaucratic apparatus, which both legitimises and obliterates identities.

Against this tapestry, she wove various connecting threads that illustrate the evolution of her practice over the past decade. Kallat’s works are also a reflection of the fragility of human memory and the unpredictability of our own existence. She incorporates various material like salt or the barbed wire, referring not just to the political but also to the human condition itself. How do external conditions stimulate and shape not just the object but also the artist?

Reena Saini Kallat speaking about her work
Reena Saini Kallat speaking about her work
Interaction with the audience
Interaction with the audience

 

Love in the Time of Choleric Capitalism, September 19 – October 18, 2014.
Agha Shahid Ali, Akshay Manwani, Anant and MK Raina, Compasswallah, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Felicie Beato, John Murray, Kush Badhwar, Lorena Herrera Rashid, Mona Gandhi, Mustansir Dalvi, Raul Irani, Sahir Ludhianvi, Simit Raveshia and Zohra Segal. A Khanabadosh project curated by Gitanjali Dang.

Screening: Zohra Segal on Zohra Segal by Anant and MK Raina, October 18, 2014 and exhibition walkthrough with curator Gitanjali Dang.

Exhibition walkthrough with Gitanjali Dang
Gitanjali Dang during the exhibition walk through

 

Echoes, March 3 – April 4, 2014
An exhibition of works by Ana Mendieta with a site-specific installation by Ratna Gupta curated by Gitanjali Dang.

Translucent Video Art Festival, 9-16 November 2013: Participating artists: Ashish Avikunthak, Nikhil Chopra + Munir Kabani, Jehangir Jani, Shambhavi Kaul, Kartik Sood, Jaret Vadera, Aaditi Joshi, Sahej Rahal and Niyati Upadhya. Curated by Kanchi Mehta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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