What do i appreciate about Bangalore as a city? What would i like it to be known for?
Especially when i ve been asked to brand it! For my illustration course, i decided to identify bangalore as a city recognised for its performing arts. This would mean, creating a mock up for a new face or identity for Bangalore as a contemporary, cosmopolitain city and to visually interpret the term 'contemporary' with relation to the arts and to the present ways of life in Bangalore.
Creating contrast between the traditional and modern was hard, especially when the arts are moving toward contemporarising the old. Bangalore is moving towards constructing a cross cultural platform where it shares, takes inspiration, exchanges at a global level hence it was difficult to identify the new cultural symbols that would lend themselves to the city the country and internationally. Point being : i need time to do more research :)
Stuff i was looking at :
Art and the city
Influence of the Attakkalari
IT influx and how it affected culture
Students and various exchanges
Bangalore as a contemporary, new city
Reinventing / re-interpreting tradition and folk
Bangalore as an international / cross cultural space
Concerts / Jazz / Blues / Rock / traditional / folk
Contemporary dance and theatre