Streets of Bangalore

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The concept of this project was to depict the streets of the city Bangalore, India and glance at the street food. We as a class went out and captures videos, images, sound recording and created a time lapse and used projection mapping to project it onto the structure placed on top of a street food vending cart. The cart has paintings of streets, vehicles, people, etc. This installation was placed at Jaaga as an exhibition. (2012)

Bangalore Streets

jaagaThe concept of this project was to depict the streets of the city Bangalore, India and glance at the street food. We as a class went out and captures videos, images, sound recording and created a time lapse and used projection mapping to project it onto the structure placed on top of a street food vending cart. The cart has paintings of streets, vehicles, people, etc. This installation was placed at Jaaga as an exhibition. (2012)

Cycle Pesticide Spray

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Chair

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The concept of this chair was to keep a persons back straight and still be comfortable, mostly for lower back problems. It was my first experimentation with wood and metal. The first sketch shows the original angle of inclination of seating and the second shows the iteration made after testing the chair. There is a slight change in the inclination. This was completely hand made by me at the college workshop and gave me a fair idea of what the possibilities of wood and metal were.

Materials: Flat iron strips and teak wood.

*Work in progress

Locus

A playful seating element which can be moved into alternate seating positions. Inspired by children climbing trees and the idea of choosing a comfortable spot to perch on.

The user chooses to establish suitable saddle height. Setting and setting into the locus itself becomes an active personalized process just like sitting on a tree.

It is the final prototype of a sustainable piece of furniture since it is made from bamboo and the final product is meant to be made of cane. The concept and product was a combined effort of a friend and me. (2013)sfsf2sf3

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Serenity

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This was a team effort put in by a friend and me as a college project ‘Beyond Sight’

The aim of this installation was to create something that explores different dimensions – texture, sound, touch, sensation, movement and visuals – and thus provide all spectators with an experience; a picture that they will take away from the exhibit, or a sound that will ring in their ears for a few steps, or the oh-so-familiar touch.

The exhibit was open for all, even though we have cautiously chosen materials based on our experience with the blind school.

It is inspired from a whole bunch of musical instruments, and yet is not like any one of them. We’ve attempted to compile different aspects of different instruments, like the guitar, harp, piano, etc.

We hope to have the final iteration of theinstallation as a permanent part of the learning experience at a blind school in the near future.

Mime and Sign language

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Our idea is to combine the two. Acting, or better, ‘miming’ and using expressions and actions to convey the emotions and thoughts that one would generally do with sign language. It‘s very difficult for a deaf  and  mute person  to  convey  even  the simplest  of  messages, and since sign language isn’t universally known, acting seems like a fun thing to experiment with.

A friend and I put up an act together as mimes combining sign language and the art of miming. Our concept was to make communication for the deaf and mute easier as a common man wouldn’t understand sign language without training. It also encourages this part of our society to indulge in performing arts. We prepared four narratives and performed at around our college campus’ and got people to fill feedback forms to check if our act worked. We got a good feedback which said that the acting really worked and helped communicate better. Everyone understood the act and thought sign language and acting played equally important roles. (2012)

 

Mechanical Design

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Inspired from a mechanism I had seen on a website, I have changed and modified the input and output. This mechanism changes to circular motion to rotation to repulse action. This in turn makes the circular disk rotate and move up and down in a certain pattern. This structure* will be fixed to a wooden board at the bottom.

Materials: Bevel gears, iron rods, plates and wooden plank.

*Work in progess.