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Trans Studio Project 2.0 Exhibition

Trans Studio Project 2.0 Exhibition

| On 03, Sep 2017

 

BAC Trans Studio Project 2.0 (8th of August – 2nd of September 2017)

On this special occasion, we prepared amazing evening, BAC Trans Studio Project 2.0 is connecting professionals from all horizons to experiment, explore and push boundaries of their own practices by teaching and learning. This three weeks long program gather engineer, filmmaker and visual artist to work on socio-political and environmental issues in post-modern Nepal. The final pieces describes the cultural metamorphosis of Nepal, the randomness and impact of events that shakes the entire society, and the memory of a venue.

The participating artists in the project are Aayush Shrestha, Utpal Jha, Jupiter Pradhan and likewise Dj Ranzen, Abhishek Singh Mishra(ASM) and Neetesh Jung Kunwar will accompany in the Live music performances. The exhibition will continue until 7th September, 2017.

Following is the brief introduction of artists and their projects

 

Aayush Shrestha: Engineer (Nepal)

Play me

Chains of events are sometimes nebulous, as if you missed the codes that would give you the key to the reading grid. Why did this happen to me? Where does it comes from? Is fate against me? As if melody of life resonates with a false note, the face will wrinkle. Randomness of events will affect the faces, make them cross into one. Feel the pulse and rhythm of society, because it’s going to change.

 

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Aayush Shrestha is a Computer Engineering graduate from Pulchowk Engineering College and a UI/UX Engineer and Designer based in Kathmandu. His work and his interests are based on interactions between humans and technology and how one shapes the other. On Trans Studio Project, he is combining 3 of his interests: Technology, Music and Humans, and through the interaction between them create an experience.

 

Jupiter Pradhan: Visual Artist (Nepal)

Destruction of Gulliver  

When I was a child, Gulliver’s stories were my favorites. The giant crosses the seas and visits the land that lies beyond. He discovers other kinds of humans with others kinds of ways, and eventually gets tied to the ground by them. As there are many humans, there are many cultures, and sometimes, one culture tries to tie another one to the ground. That’s what happens in Nepal, when the traditional culture is under siege and is replaced: traditional puppets turn into little soldiers. The substitution goes with violence. The identity is wounded and the artist falls.

 

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Jupiter Pradhan, holds a BFA in painting from the Tribhuvan University (2005) and an MFA in painting from the University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2009). Pradhan is a interdisciplinary artist. He has had solo exhibitions in Kathmandu and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan. Pradhan’s works have also been included in several group exhibitions in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Japan. Art residencies have taken him to Japan, South Korea. Pradhan, who is an active curator and art event organizer, was also an exhibiting artist in the 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival 2012. His work can be found at www.jupiterpradhan.wordpress.com

 

 

Utpal Jha

Air and Water talking to you… listen!

 

Henri Michaux says that “The soul loves to swim. To swim you lie on your belly. Then the soul dislocates and goes. It goes swimming. […] Always a thread  is attached to each other. If it broke, it would be terrible for both.“  Soul is joined by umbilical cord, swims in motherly waters, contained in curved receptacle as a belly. As the stretches mark the mother’s belly, water keeps memory as if it was a printed pattern. When it’s still, the memory is buried. When water fluctuates, vibrates, then the pattern memory rises.  

 

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Utpal Jha is an actor/director/musician/poet. He graduated (Bachelors of Film Studies) from Oscar Int’l College (Specialization-Direction), ranking top in the Tribhuwan University (Humanities Faculty), with a Gold-medal to his credit. Actor of One World Theater at present, his theater experience includes performances in “Purgatory” (2011), One World Theater’s “Telling a Tale” (2013), “The Seagull” (2014), “In The Red and Brown Water”(2014), The Laramie Project(2015), Ruslan Amazing Adventure(Nepal’s first Broadway show, 2016), Arjuna’s Dilemma(Nepal’s First Fusion Opera, 2016), Nepal Britain Society’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2016), One World Theatre’s “Anna In the Tropics”(2017), and the ongoing “Goldenboy”(2017). For over two years, he also dealt with Line Production services intended for foreign channels and film-makers filming in Nepal through his own film company but has returned to freelancing ways recently. Director/Screen Writer of numerous short films, a TVC and a music video, one of his short films ‘Wake Up’ was Nepal’s official entry into the SAARC Film Festival 2013, in the short film category and was the winner of Short Film Competition organized by Yatra Foundation. Awarded with plenty of scholarships and grants, he had released his solo debut album ‘Assasined’ as a vocalist in 2012. His graduation project “Love? Lust? Life?” was awarded with the Best Short Film Award at SAARC Film Festival 2015, “The Best Foreign Film” in The 4th Annual International Students’ Cinema and TV Festival of Russia, commenced recently on April 21, 2017 and was accepted in the Short Film Corner of Cannes Film Festival, 2015. Directing and acting as one of the leads in it, his much-awaited web-series “P.S Zindagi” has recently released, and has been traveling and winning awards at various Web Festivals across the globe.

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