The Visual Conundrum, 2 days workshop with Aravindan.G.P.

5th & 6th February 2021 free workshop for the residents of Auroville and Ashram.

The Visual Conundrum – An Introductory workshop through moving images by Aravindan.G.P at Centre d’Art, Citadines, Auroville.

This two-day workshop will seek to layout the basic foundations of moving images. It will draw inspiration from both the Western as well as Eastern (particularly Indic) ideas and processes of Image making. It will explore how these ideas had governed the narration/codification of the realities in different human civilizations and among other beings.

Though the sessions will be informal, it will be slightly packed. Visual materials from diverse resources will be shared and will not be restricted to photography alone. This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in Image Making. It is ideal for someone who has a concept and would like to churn/reflect upon it visually to see where it leads them, be it in narrative or non-narrative realms.

There will be screening of films, discussions around it and some basic exercises. While some important aspects of image making will be discussed threadbare, this short workshop will also be ambitious to immerse itself from cave paintings to video games.

Aravindan.G.P had his first exposure to image making through the dark room of a screen-printing unit, when he was around 13 years old. He made his first photographs through an enlarger and watched mundane stuff transform from their physical reality into alchemical reality in print and negatives.  The wonder stayed imprinted within him even as he later studied law and practiced as an advocate. Later, he completed his course in Film making with specialization in Cinematography from FTII, Pune and assisted/ worked in major film making hubs in India. Some projects he collaborated were well received in many international festivals like New York Indian Film Festival, Indian Film Festival at Stuttgart, EEFF USA, Kochi muziris Biennale, Berlinale, HCC China and won recognitions. He considers his collaboration at Kyoto Film makers Lab as a very special experience. His search for aesthetics and narrative from within the Indic knowledge systems opened another universe in which he now tries to explore and travel.  He is guided by the writings of Sri Aurobindo, among other seers from the East and West who inspire him.

Venue: Centre d’Art, Citadines


Dates: 5th & 6th February 2011

Lecture / Presentations – Morning 10.00am to 12.00pm

Screening / Discussions – Afternoon 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Deadline for the registration: 30 January 2021

Registration Contact:

E-mail: [email protected]


Feb 05 2021 - Feb 06 2021


All Day


Centre d'Art
Centre d’Art, Citadine, Auroville, Tamil Nadu 605101


Centre d'Art
0413 2622 699
[email protected]