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Akhila Krishnan

MA work

My practice explores the relationship between the material and the temporal, the still and the moving image; negotiating their knots of tension and connection.


I am interested in the act of revealing; in weaving back and forth between drawing, textiles and film, I explore the resonances between them. I use each to influence and uncover new dimensions of the other.


In this way, the act of translation becomes crucial. Through the resulting shift in meaning and language, I aim to transform our experience of the ordinary, to enable the viewer to perceive in a new and sensual way.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2011

  • My practice explores the relationship between the material and the temporal, the still and the moving image; negotiating their knots of tension and connection.


    I am interested in the act of revealing; in weaving back and forth between drawing, textiles and film, I explore the resonances between them. I use each to influence and uncover new dimensions of the other.


    In this way, the act of translation becomes crucial. Through the resulting shift in meaning and language, I aim to transform our experience of the ordinary, to enable the viewer to perceive in a new and sensual way.


  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma, Communication Design: Film & Video Communication, National Institute of Design, India, 2006
  • Experience

  • Director, Public Service Broadcasting Trust, New Delhi/Mumbai, 2006; Video Installation Artist, Alliance Francaise/Kanoria Centre for the Arts, Ahmedabad, India, 2007; Freelance Illustrator and Designer, Random House/Harper Collins/Mapin Publications, Ahmedabad, India, 2008-9; Visiting Tutor and Design Associate, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, 2006-9
  • Exhibitions

  • Man Group Drawing Exhibition, Royal College of Art, 2011; Touch, Matter, Memory: The Light and Shadow Salon, The Horse Hospital, London, 2011; Again the Room was Plunged into Silence: Surreal House Exhibition/MAP Project, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2010; DRAW: Turning Thoughts into Lines, Royal College of Art, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, Inlaks Shivadasani Scholarship, 2009-11; First prize, Man Group Drawing Prize, 2011; Silver award, Student Documentary, Indian Documentary Producers' Association Awards, 2007