A location based collaborative construction by Sayantan Maitra Boka, Susanta Mandal, M. Pravat and Navid Tschopp.
'Layout' is a location based 'aesthetic construction' that interrogates the standard engineered urban interior space, in this case an artist's studio. The project is a collaboration between Indian artists M. Pravat and Susanta Mandal, Indian architect Sayantan Maitra Boka and Swiss artist Navid Tschopp.
This partnership seeks to transform and mutate the typical architectural process using four distinct approaches.
M. Pravat, the initiator and host of the project, has been meditating on the notion of flexibility of the designed space, and his prior works dealt it by creating 'fake' architectural blueprints. In this new installment, he will be transferring these two-dimensional possibilities into a three- dimensional space.
Susanta Mandal's contribution focuses on the 'nervous system' of a building, the logistics of supplying water or electricity to an engineered space and, therefore, making it habitable.
Navid Tschopp brings in a colouristic visuality within the interior. He will be utilising different strategies to evoke the illusion of volumetric propositions where none exist.
Sayantan Maitra Boka's intervention will instead locate normal utilitarian furniture artifacts into bizarre locations within the space, exploiting the spatial voids generated from the compositions of his three collaborators.
The resulting convergence of these four unique eccentricities is foreseen to function as one self-contained artwork and the product of the interaction is foreseen as a source of discovery for both the artists and the audience.
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