A Doll House was the play project initiated by Katsushi Goto. It was a two staged project with Stage – I: Collaging Subject where one Fellow was asked to construct a fictitious subject by collecting, collaging and cataloguing her/his belongings then to write a brief for building a space in which she/he would inhabit.
This was passed on to a second Fellow for Stage – II: Construction/Narrative of a dollhouse. The aim of this secondary stage was to build a dollhouse or a narrative of a dollhouse from the brief provided.
Goto broke the Fellows into pair, Tash Kahn and Thomas Tsang, Charlie Levine and Sameer Kulavoor, and Vishwa Shroff and John Ros.
Empty, Tash Kahn and Thomas Tsang, 2019
Untitled, John Ros and Vishwa Shroff, 2019
Untitled, Gustavo S Ferro and Rosanna van Mierlo, 2019
Time ‘TROVE’l, Sameer Kulavoor and Charlie Levine, 2019
For the SqW:Lab 2018-19 Fellowship, Charlie Levine realised her first The Tale Tellers as a group exhibition. She read The Jungle Book and gave each Fellow a key plot point / quote from the book and asked them to make an original artwork to represent that quote.
1. Small Song, Sutapa Biswas
2. Fire, Rosanna van Mierlo
3. The monkeys leaped higher up the walls…, Sameer Kulavoor
4. Every-thing, Thomas Tsang
5. Attempt to fly an Indian kite in Scotland, January 2019, Gustavo S Ferro
6. 7 the white seal pp 119, John Ros
7. Pest Control, Vishwa Shroff
8. Night Noises, Bird, andMoon, Tash Kahn
9. Wall of Men, Collaborative work, SqW:Lab 2018-19, Charlie Levine & Katushi Goto
Tash Kahn’s play project asked the 2018-19 Fellow to find a subject they wanted to photograph repeatedly that was inspired by something they saw in Mumbai. Tash then edited seven of the Fellow’s collections down to a selection of 4, while Vishwa Shroff used images as part of her Postcard play project and Thomas Tsang contributed images to his book.
Katsushi Goto | Charlie Levine
Rosanna van Mierlo | Gustavo S Ferro
John Ros | Sutapa Biswas
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP OPEN STUDIO IN MUMBAI
OPEN TO PUBLIC 16th MARCH 2019
On 16th March 2019, 10 artists from all over the world concluded the first edition (2018-19) of SquareWorks Laboratory (SqW:Lab) in an open studio in Mumbai.
This concluding event consisted of work made during the three-month fellowship. Each artist was asked to complete a series of ‘Play Projects’ devised by the five core members – a postcard exchange by Vishwa Shroff; Tash Kahn asked fellows to respond to city scenes; Katsushi Goto prompted collaboration between fellows to create a narrative around a fictional architectural space; Charlie Levine’s ‘explored her project, ‘The Tale Tellers’ in which artists were asked to illustrate a piece of text from The Jungle Book; Rosanna van Mierlo’s project concerns the public/private space and the notion of home.
SqW:Lab is an international creative fellowship that began in 2018 in Mumbai and expanded globally throughout 2019. The inaugural 10 fellows were a mix of artists, architects, curators, art writers and creative industry professionals from India, Japan, Hong Kong, UK, USA and Brazil.
Tash Kahn invited each SqW:Lab fellow to give her a selection of photographs taken from their local environments that were inspired by something they saw in Mumbai and could be recorded repeatedly.