BENGALURU: One of these days, if you take the Metro and find that an artist with a fine eye for detail has turned it into her area of study, do not be surprised. For Kathrin Delhougne, a bangaloResident, is to study the Metro through her lens. And you can be part of this learning experience too.
bangaloResidencies is a special programme designed by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bengaluru, in association with various art and cultural spaces and partners in the city. These artists from Germany take up residency in Bengaluru with the partners for a few weeks and explore opportunities of interaction and expression.
Delhougne wants to “put herself into continous transit, and travel the whole route network regularly”, with which will find out about the importance that public transportation has for a densely populated city like Bangalore.
Like her, there are 11 other artists who will make rapidfire multimedia presentations at various spots in the city.
At a unique spot for art is Simona Koch, a multimedia artist, who will be interviewing scientists at the National Centre for Biological Sciences to study the focus of her interest: life of the anorganic.
Herman Hiller, architect and sculptor, has been engaged in the employment of public space is occasion for narrative theatrical installations, will be working with Jaaga on Richmond Road.
The July events begin from July 12, starting with Gerhard Schick & Miriam Jakobs screening three documentary films at Suchitra Film Society.
The artists and their spots are: Chrisitan Schüten at Srishti, Gerhard Schick & Miriam Jakobs at Suchitra & MOD, Hermann Hiller at Jaaga, Jerome Chazeix at Jaaga, Julia Knop at BORDA, Kathrin Delhougne at Namma Metro, Paul Hutchinson at 1 Shanthi Road, Stepan Ueding at 1 Shanthi Road, Sabine Felber at Blank Noise, Sabine Schründe at Pepper House, Simona Koch at NCBS.
For details on the artists and how you can be a part of their journey, log on to https://www.facebook.com/goetheinstitut.bangalore.