ISCP TalkJuly 21, 2015
Salon: Rikke Benborg and Naveen Mahantesh
Informed by theatre and performance, surrealism and the avant-garde, Rikke Benborg will speak about her films and animations that unfold through visual logic, exploring the dramaturgical potential of form, color and the image. Within this framework, Benborg connects staged and scenographic space with the temporal aspects of experimental film, creating works that reside in the tension between the real and the imagined.
Rikke Benborg lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds a BFA honors from Middlesex University, London and a MFA in Visual Arts from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen. She is part of the Danish art/film collective Chaplin’s Hotel.
Naveen Mahantesh’s practice lies at the intersection of art, architecture and the city. He is involved in creative research with a love for urban life and an interest in providing alternative perspectives on the urban everyday. He will speak about his projects that shed light on banal routines, urban myths, and the ecologies that cities thrive upon.
Naveen Mahantesh is the principal architect of CRESARC based in Bangalore. His projects and propositions have been part of Sarai-Reader-Exhibition’09 (2013) and Insert (2014), curated by Raqs Media Collective; Mediating Modernities (2013) at Srushti School of Design; and Design for Change at TEDx-R.V.Vidyaniketan (2013), Bangalore.