Monday, 30 November 2009

MAPPING(THOUGHTS) (Switzerland, 2009)

Indian visual artist Baptist Coelho presents MAPPING(THOUGHTS) (Switzerland, 2009)at PROGR.

PROGR and Baptist Coelho invite you to the opening of the exhibition MAPPING(THOUGHTS) (Switzerland, 2009) by Baptist Coelho at PROGR on Friday, November 20, 1800 hrs.

Location: PROGR Guest Studio No. 162 (First floor), Waisenhausplatz 30, 3011 Bern, Switzerland.
Opening times: Friday, November 20, 18.00 - 21.00 / Saturday, November 21, 1600 - 1800 hrs.

MAPPING (THOUGHTS), is a multi-disciplinary project which explores the concept of random thought as part of the social and political commentary of the diverse people living in Switzerland.  Collaborations were sought from people all over Switzerland, who share a common thread through generations; practicing and creating similar vocations and experiences.  The thoughts collected are also a reflection for future generations. A part of this project was realised specifically in Bern and involved the participation of people using the trams there.  The work was exhibited in Grand Palais (an art space, which originally functioned as a waiting room and office for the Tram Company).

About the artist
Baptist Coelho, a practicing visual artist from India is at PROGR - Zentrum, Bern where he is on a Residency from 2 Sep to 29 Nov 2009. 

Coelho received his M.A. from BIAD, UK. His practice merges personal research with the collaboration from peo...ple of various cultures, geographies and histories. These interactions begin the process of investigation, questioning and interpretation. Baptist employs the use of atmospheric stimuli and residual work, such as found objects, to engage the participant into the story and allow them an interactive space to reflect on their own surroundings and predicaments. These works begin to take on the form of human-shaped media-landscapes and often contend with identity, space, history, culture and gender. Each project may incorporate various media such as: video, sound and architectural installation, photography, public-art, performance, found objects and site-specific work.

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