Mirrors of Identity

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Client: Esplanade Theatres by The Bay

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $12,000

Project Team

Client

Tamares Goh

Esplanade Theatres

Artist

Jaina Mishra

WOVENSOULS

Overview

Brief: To curate and crate a large Textile Artwork to grace the Facade of the Main Lobby of the Esplanade Theatres by the Bay for the Kala Utsavam Festival in 2012, Singapore.

Goals

Collecting 12 matching pieces of vintage textile artworks from rural Gujarat and creating a composite artwork.

Process

The client facing collaboration involved meetings for briefings, spatial study, concept proposal, concept shortlisting, concept finalisation and technical specification discussions. The artisan facing collaboration involved meetings for briefings, field search, collection of matching artworks, composing the design and executing the design and arranging the logistics.

Additional Information

The project required collaboration across borders in 2 countries, 3 cities and 3 languages. A total of 8 lead collaborators and at least 12 artisans were involved directly in the project.