Group - 40 students, 6 crew members, 2 faculties
Location—Nagar-bhavi (home of snakes), Bangalore, India
Srishti festival of performances, 2019, paid tribute to Girish Karnad, who was a prominent figure in Indian cinema. The sets were created around the themes of Karnad’s works i.e. magic, duality, contrast and wonder.
The key attractions were large, lit, cylindrical structures that resembled the shredded skin of a snake. It was inspired by the roots of our location and the play ‘Naga mandala’. It also provided light and guidance along the path to various stages and performances. All the exhibits were made using lights, reflection and shadows, to let the audience experience the essence of Karnad’s world. The resources and supplies for the structures were sourced from our immediate surroundings and by recycling discarded or old props.
My contribution – in-charge of the finance department, ideation , building the snake structures and installations at the entrance, helping build installations and structures along the path.