The second workshop at The Vessel, image:medium:actor, was run by Siddharth across four-days of two successive weekends spanning July & August 20-19.
Although the process of building a narrative necessarily involves diverse iterations, this workshop actually ended with with two distinct narratives using almost the same set of theatrical strands of individual stories.
The collective collage created by this talented group of budding interior architects was very vibrant & intense.
The group followed a gradual pace with intensity to complete all the processes: from discovering the archaeological remnants of their home of memories, to translating nodes from their stories into graphic forms, to creating a collage from these fragments and eventually offering their collages & participation to create a large emotive tapestry of memories & desires.
the workshop & the facilitator
image:medium:actor are hands-on workshop series on creativity that employ multiple mediums including text, graphics, theater & collage to help participants take note of, sustain & enhance their autodidacticism & emotional resilience.
The workshops are primarily in-situ, impromptu engagements, necessitating the sharing of space & time with the facilitator and fellow participants.
Emotions & memories – embedded in our bodies and the spaces we inhabit – form the essential raw material of this workshop. The relationship between memory & self can be both conducive & subversive: one inspiring or adapting to the other, or both in perpetual conflict. It is necessary to become aware of the nature of the relationship in order to enhance or change it. In the workshop we learn to break down, analyse and synthesise meanings to reconstruct our narratives.
Siddharth is an architect, graphic & product designer and creative pedagogue. He has been conducting image:medium:actor since 2011 and has facilitated this experience across numerous institutions and several cities of India.