EDITION II, A SERIES TITLED: MOVEMENT
A Creative Collective Where Fine Art, Fashion & Dance Interact & Engage
Est. Form in collaboration with G5A Forum brings you a visual story of movement; expressed through painting, fashion, and dance. A creative collective that believes creativity needs no bounds. Collaborative artistic practices embody the potential to flourish across disciples and mediums, resulting into something entirely innovative and truly beautiful.
A unique exploration of fine art, fashion, & dance inspired by textile art, in Edition II, we deliberately chose to make movement the focus, pushing the creative practice conceptually into 3 mediums – with movement in art being the point of creation.
This creative journey has traversed the globe during these isolating times, Edition II – Series: Movement, and brings in multiple voices across three creative disciplines for a radical and immersive conversation about texture and the movement it inspires.
All the work created for Edition II is new.
Browse the collection below!
Textile Art by Artist, Oona D’mello
“It exists as a painting, sculpture & can continue to live through movement on a body.”
Movement by Pia Sutaria in response & in conversation with Textile Art titled ‘Reds‘
“It is when a dancer wears my painting, moves across the floors of her studio and a designer sews my artwork into her designs that adorn a body through brave expression, that the very essence of art is abstract. Creatives draw inspiration from one another always, but here I have the privilege to inspire, challenge and share the beauty of movement, in all its languages” – Oona D’mello, Artist
Wearable Art by Designer, House of Sohn and Artist Oona D’mello
“There’s something really special about using the art as fabric, knowing that the story of movement that this process is telling, is going to continue to be told on a moving body” – House of Sohn, Designer, Est. Form co-founder
‘BlackBird’ by Olga Malinovskaya in response to ‘Allies’ Jacket | Wearable Art
“The right collaboration can bring a new element to your ‘art routine’, which inspires you to create something different from what you have done before” – Olga Malinovskaya, Ballerina
Oona D’mello is the artist & artistic director for this Edition II – Series titled : Movement. The work of this artist was the starting point and has set in motion the work and creations of all other collaborators.
Ballerina, Pia has created a movement piece, dancing in response to an original artwork by Artist, Oona D’mello (artwork, titled “Reds”) where Pia explores the bounds of dance while interacting with art, engaging on a silent and creative scale.
Brothers Shivin and Sunny are a writer/ director team based between Mumbai and Los Angeles and they have conceptualised and directed Pia’s movement piece film titled “Hues” for Edition II.
‘Maqta’ is Sarthak Karkare’s solo project. He is the music composer for the movement piece titled “Hues” as part of Edition II.
In this Edition, the designer uses Oona’s original textile artworks, and physically integrates them into House of Sohn’s original designs. These pieces are limited edition and bespoke.
Inspired by unusual collaborations, Olga created an improv piece, titled “Blackbird” , in response to a Wearable Art Jacket (by Artist, Oona D’mello & Designer, House of Sohn). This piece was created in lockdown by the dancer, in virtual communication with her collaborators.
Composer, pianist, improviser, singer and concept – creator, Sasha has composed the music for Olga’s movement piece titled “Black Bird” as part of Edition II. He has an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach that involves collaborations in the fields of modern dance, multimedia, and literature.
All photo credits for Edition II go to photographer Bharat Rawail.
The Textile Art by Oona D’mello and the Wearable Art pieces by House of Sohn X Oona D’mello from Edition II are available for sale at Est. Form!
About the collaboration
G5A forum is the curatorial element of G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture that curates, co-creates, and produces interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work that is bold, experimental, and just. We bring together arts practitioners for dialogues and debates through both, and strongly support and encourage original work that is grounded in form, theory, and practice.
We are excited to collaborate with these exceptional artists by creating a visual narrative for Edition II and co-launching the exhibition on the G5A website.
The launch will be followed by an intimate conversation with the artists about their process of co-creation and response, delving deeper into their practice. We will examine the significance of collaborative, multidisciplinary practices and the virtues of engaging with materials in isolation as a jumping-off point to creation/innovation.