Visual artist Sreejata Roy is currently the Malmö studio grant holder for IASPIS (the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists), and K3 is the host for her stay (she will be here September to November). At this K3 seminar she will give an introduction to her work. It will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at 16.15-18.00 in Room NIC 0425 (in Niagara). The title of the talk is Dialogue.
During her MPhil studies in media art at the Coventry School of Art and Design, UK (2001-05), Sreejata Roy evolved a culturally embedded personal art practice within her larger investigation of socio-cultural issues via oral history and ethnography, the narration of daily life, and the formation of subjectivity. She initially logged her observations in a diary. These notations – sometimes dense and analytical, at other times fragmented marginalia – functioned as core material for reflection and later articulation of her core interests through various interlinked media forms and formats.
Sreejata Roy’s present practice involves working with young people through a variety of forms of art practices. Inspecting everyday freedom through the lens of gendered identities in the urban village of Khirki, New Delhi, together with the artist Mrityunjay Chatterjee Roy has embarked on a year long project called Network & Neighborhoods. Their initiative focusses on empowering young women from the Khirkee and Hauz Rani neighborhoods to re-claim public spaces. The practice of active listening is at the core of their dialogic method.
Read more about the project here:
Read her reflections on the gaze and public art here: