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The Edge of Self
The Edge of Self

Wed, 17 May

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Si Bambai Art Gallery

The Edge of Self

Finally, the first phase of "Edge of Self" is up for display! Don't miss this unique dialogue in colour between two artists separated by continents but united in a shared empathy! The highlight of this show is the opening event of a live demonstration by Lucas and Bonobithi on 17th May at 5pm.

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Time & Location

17 May 2023, 5:00 pm – 31 May 2023, 6:00 pm

Si Bambai Art Gallery, Studio no 25, Second floor, 105, Mumbai Samachar Marg, opposite DBS bank, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

About the event

“A conversation in colour, a visual dialogue, a duet on canvas”- thus can be encapsulated the essence of the project “The Edge of Self”, bringing together two visual artists Lucas Posada from Columbia and Bonobithi Biswas from India, separated by continents, but united in an acknowledgement of the well of collective consciousness. Artistic collaboration and co-production are not unprecedented in the history of visual arts, but what sets apart “The Edge of Self” is that while most collaborations are on the conceptual-intellectual front, this attacks the intuition, prompting a response that supersedes the ego verbal dimension of the mind. It is a form of “rhizome art” adhering to the Deleuze-Guttari theory of horizontality of thought.

In each session, the artists tackle five to seven blank canvases/sheets- each applies some colour on a canvas then move to the next while the other replies in colour to the remark on the first canvas. Thus ensues, what a mutual artist friend has called a “tango of colour”, for it is not unlike a dance, as both artists move across the space in circles, in complete silence, speaking to each other with their brushes and spatulas.

At some point, the process overcomes the individual consciousness of both and what emerges is a symphony of great visual harmony, a synergetic Self with a precarious yet firm sense of balance, and intense energy- a homeostasis that may only be achieved on surrendering and silencing the expression and control of our left hemispheres, allowing a right hemisphere dialogue between the two artists. In the current socio-political scenario of our world, there is an urgent need to generate a holistic and interdependent understanding of being, a mindset where the Gaia theory of interconnectedness and homeostatic balance of this earth has a palpable meaning of connection to everyone. This project is a small but definite step towards this revolution to break modern artistic paradigms and narratives of art history.

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