17.11 – 02.12
Lundemobakken 1, 7072 Heimdal, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
Opening on 17th of Nov. at 13:00
Lecture performance schedule:
17th November at 13:00
25th November at 13:00
2nd December at 13:00
Prerna Bishnoi comes from India, she has an MFA from the art academy in Trondheim, NTNU and a diploma in digital video production from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. She currently lives and works in Trondheim.
In the exhibition CHURNING, Bishnoi works with two lakes (tanks), Bellandur and Varthur, in Bangalore, India that have spectacular (toxic) foam floating on them. Foam that caught fire in 2015. Both the foam and the fire are strong visual reminders of the state of pollution.
The current state of transition in the developing city of Bangalore and around its centuries-old system of inter-connected man-made lakes, can be best described as ‘churning’: what has sunk to the bottom riles up, what is banished to the peripheries scurries inwards, what was floating on top, loses buoyancy, and is sucked downwards, and on and on, in continuous, repeated and re-forming, vigorous motions.
Located in and around the flows of water in Bellandur and Varthur ‘Lake’s, the projects ‘Surface Tension’ and ‘To the Borewell Taal’ documentand participate in this process of churning.
They focus on a multitude of actors – the unperturbed, the resisters, the resisted and the resilient – that compose the infrastructure and imagination of urban development.
With this, Bishnoi tries to think and act with and beyond the waters to explore strategies and restrictions of commoning in local and global networks of communities.
Prerna Bishnoi’s art practice is video-based. In her work she brings up the synergies of the collective mass that interfere with our relations to borders, responsibilities and ownership. She looks at how society is constantly changing and has to find its own structure to face challenges ahead of political action. Prerna Bishnoi works with fiction and is inspired by community development in games and literature. She also works with digital communities and globalisation.
Is it in this landscape that we can find the key to fight climate change?