Sofar Sounds Bangalore – Poster

An illustration made for an A3 sized poster for Sofar Sounds, Bangalore, dated June 16th, 2018.  The concept of Sofar generally revolves around residents or organizations from a city giving up their spaces to be converted into gig spaces for local musicians. The Sofar team huddles in after the place and the patron or host…

Panchgani 2018

A small film made more as an afterthought from footage collected over two days in Panchgani, India. This trip took place in the month of April, just before the monsoons hit, and it should be kept in mind that the monsoon are easily the best time to visit this hillstation, as year-long starved hillsides burst…

Devkund Waterfall

A trek that’s best done just after the first 3-10 rains; right at the advent of monsoon when it’s still shaking hands with us but hasn’t really gone in for the hug yet, Devkund is an absolutely surreal experience to have, with great returns over little investment. Found just past Lavasa near the Tata Power…

Mornings With Mr. Desai: An Absurdist Narrative

My 2nd year final project at Srishti School of Art, The idea here is to try to navigate the experience of a bilingual child growing up in india, using absurdism, surrealism and audio as tools to achieve the purposes. This project uses the extended metaphor of an Island, whose subconscious, observing everything and recording it,…

Rectangular Pixels: An Absurdist Exploration

This Is a work of fiction; All rights A division At random, Living or dead Educators and librarians, Entirely coincidental, Visit us. Here, there is no pain or suffering Whatever fate consists appropriate In a spirit of play, Become more powerful than any man or God- Indulgence in sensual pleasures. – words from the alternating…

Kisses on Clouds

Satin-crusted second son, Slip-and-slide silken-tongued. Silver-spooned, copper-forked Bar your windows, bar your doors. Smear a kiss on an ashen sky, Clouds that wander smile goodbye. Tin-man hearts that never rust, Never love and never dust. Sing me songs of a love so wide, It shed a tear, and hugged the sky.

A Song of Silent Things

  The Navarasas, or the 9 moods, arise from the foundation of Indian Aesthetics. These are the basis of emotional experience, and were meant to be universal in nature. Our understanding of them rose FROM nature, from our observations; the colours in the sky, the leaves that fell around us, the smell of the very…

Marie Lu’s Kitchen: An Experimental Narrative For Children

Key Insights One of the most important insights that arose from the research for this project is the outstanding interconnectedness of a universal commodity like food. In this regard, Michael Pollan’s article was a fascinating mind-opener as well. It introduced to me the concept of food as an art form, as the great time capsule…

Swallow

Originally published by Warehouse Zine, please click the following link to access the Novella – http://warehousezine.com/swallow-utkarsh/ As documentation, the artwork inscribed into the background of this experimental novella is attached –