I am a multidisciplinary artist from Bangalore, studied in MS University. Currently practicing in Bangalore, Karnaraka. My work has developed in number of ways over the years yet from the very beginning of my art practice, I have workded in Painting, Printmaking, Installation, Video Art and Live/ Performance art. My intention is to blend these mediums into an interdisciplinary language.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Strive for Democracy

International Multimedia Art Festival

Curated By Nenad Bogdanovic

Strive for Democracy is a performance action is about the human striving for freedom. It is about fighting for human rights and equality, justice, and the voice concerns of the people. Here in this performance, ‘Wrapped, Statue form' symbolically represents a relic monument of past and future. Statues are sculpted to remember some great person who has contributed to society. Here wrapped 'statue' represents the people who do not have a face.  

The statue is struggling for its freedom and striving to achieve it by freeing itself. Through this metaphorically represents the Striving of suppressed Humanity, the one big part of society that has always struggled for its freedom in the past, present, and future. It always was and is still striving for its right in the whole globe without having any face. It is not just about a country. It is regarding the inequality that is everywhere? The rich country suppresses the weak country, the rich suppress the poor, and the people in the higher position dominate the people in the lower. It strongly talks about today's political situation in many countries and is the voice of the people. The Capitalist countries rule other countries by economically dominating the weak countries.

The story of Striving is not new and an old fact. Even today is not changed when we look at Myanmar's neighboring country once was part of my country then 'Burma'- is struggling to fight against a military coup. So many lives are already lost. Artists got arrested, and we need to voice their struggle.

In My own country, we see inequality in the whole system. In India, we are still fighting the Dalit problem of the old caste system. People are still struggling to get back a balanced and equal society for all. This performance is an attempt to bring subtly through my action.

Dimple B Shah 18th April 2021

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