In June/July 2016 in the framework of the studio program Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan worked out a mixed media art installation titled TECHNO AVATAR -1.
LML Vespa body, automobile paint, art marker, acrylic and animated single channel video projection. Duration: 00:22:00 seconds: Size of the Vespa body: 44 x 66 x 13.5 cm. Year: 2016
“Towards the end of the Second World War, Enrico Piaggio was driven to start up production again by the idea of offering the widest possible market a low-cost product. And, with this idea in mind, the factory at Biella produced a motor-scooter. I found this object at the “Heilig’s Blechle” scooter workshop at Industriebahn Berlin which has strong connection with my nativity and popular image across globe. I integrated with single channel animated video fused with many hand gestures movements – performed by participants of the BAI studio program – with signs and symbols of protagonist in the Indian idols. The movement and repeated action exploring the commodity of industrialize and how human habitual impacts mundane life for all of us is commoditised, tortured in mindless conflicts which are rendered sites of violation, political intolerance, and sexual impulse in urban modernity with pains of urban development over again and again.” (Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan)
Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan was born in Madurai, India, he is a painter and video artist whose work explores the conceptual metaphorical between the self and the society. He has earned a MFA degree with a major in painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. He had participated various shows and biennials across the country. In 2016 – He have done advanced studio art program at Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Newark Arts Council presents Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival – ‘Where is Eleven O’ Clock?’ curated by Kay Reese at Gallery Aferro, NJ, USA, Samnite Museum of Campobasso – Over The Real – International Video Art Festival Viareggio – Forte dei Marmi, Curated Maurizio Marco Tozzi, Italy. “The trinity Saga” recent digital art works exhibited at le Dame Art Gallery, London. 2015 – Objective presents Inter cultural video artist residency programe in Singapore, The chill concept, Miami New Media Festival, FL, USA, 28th Nomadic Festival Les Instants Vidéo, France, and Milan. PRÉAVIS DE DÉSORDRE URBAIN 9e édition, Marseille, France. The over real – Festival Internazionale VideoArte Viareggio, Italy. 2014- November, Elected in 36th Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt, 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge
[DLX], Berlin.2013 Solo Exhibition – “Resemblance” – Video Art Installation in Espaco de Art’es Multimedia Performance and Alliance Franchise de Coimbra in Portugal. Group Exhibition: “5-video installation” Video Art Installation in Espaco de Art’es Multimedia Performance and Alliance Franchise de Coimbra in Portugal, 5th International Festival of Video-art, FIVAC Camaguey 2013, CUBA, PROYECTOR 2013. 6º Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Madrid (Sp), Trondheim (No), Coimbra (Pt) y Milán (It), 2012- “SARAI READER 09” Curated by Raqs Media Collective and collaboration between Devi Art Foundation and Sarai – CSDS and supported by Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi. 25th EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL INSTANTS VIDÉO, in La Friche la Belle de mai, FRANCE, “Guest Invited Artist 4th edition of Viareggio Art Project”, Villa Paolina Bonaparte Museum of Viareggio, Italy.2010 “Art & Cinema” -“Art mart” in epi-center, Gurgaon, Curate by Sushma bahl. Video Art project broadcast by MENESA and Presenting ikono TV, Berlin, Germany. Fugitive Video Project represents: Solus @ Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland, and Banff Center Banff, Canada. MVMA Fest 2010, Marfa TX, Co-Lab, organized by Birdhouse Collective in Austin TX, Version 10 Festival, Chicago IL. 2009 – Masters Graduation show & Exhibition in College of Art, New Delhi, India. 2008 – Inner Eye – Video Art Projects – BLIND SPOT – DIE FABRIKANTEN, Austria. In 2006 – Free waves Presents “Too much freedom” 10th Biennale Film, Video & New Media Festival, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Currently the artist lives and works in India. More information on the Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan Website.