Madhu .D was away from Bangalore for six months and when he returned he couldn’t recognize his city. “The accelerated change and erasures are inevitable here, the city seems like a construction site, a battle ground of change and resistance, loss and hope. The unplanned chaos is unnerving; the change in landscape has left us with only real estate as a promise for the future. This is visual response to the absurdity of a city that is at siege, the moaning of loss and the mocking of a city that seems to be waking up late and has been caught napping.”
He has been in town for a few weeks and I met him co-incidentally near the Vishweshwarya Science Museum and we got talking. He described the following project to me and I invited him to do it as part of CitySpinning and Openspace India’s engagement with Bangalore city.
The above structure was made and carried around across Bangalore as a part of a performance. Some of the photographs strung up on the structure are:
Some pictures of the action:
Some pictures of the exhibition at 1 shanthi road:
Documentation of the performance was be exhibited at 1 shanthi road on the 28th November 09.