G5A Forum X Est. Form | Edition II – Series: Movement

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. 

G5A Forum X Est. Form | Edition II - Series: Movement

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

G5A Forum X Est. Form | Edition II - Series: Movement
‘Reds’ by Oona D’mello

G5A Forum X Est. Form | Edition II - Series: Movement
‘Art Existing Elsewhere’ by Oona D’mello

“It exists as a painting, sculpture & can continue to live through movement on a body.”

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‘Hues’ – Directed by Shivin & Sunny | Music by Maqta Music

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‘Hues’ – Directed by Shivin Grover | Music by Sarthak Karkare

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‘Hues’ – Directed by Shivin Grover | Music by Sarthak Karkare

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

G5A Forum X Est. Form | Edition II - Series: Movement
‘Iris’ by House of Sohn X Oona D’mello

G5A Forum X Est. Form | Edition II - Series: Movement
‘Rosa’ by House of Sohn X 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 

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‘Foilage Slip Dress’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage Slip Dress’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage Slip Dress’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage Slip Dress’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage One-Shoulder’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage One-Shoulder’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage One-Shoulder’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage Bralet’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage Bralet’ | Limited Edition

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‘Foilage Bralet’ | Limited Edition


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Olga in ‘Allies’ Jacket by House of Sohn X Oona D’mello

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Olga in ‘Allies’ Jacket by House of Sohn X Oona D’mello

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Olga in ‘Allies’ Jacket by House of Sohn X Oona D’mello

‘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


The Artists

G5A Forum X Est. Form | Edition II - Series: Movement

Oona D’mello

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. 

Pia Sutaria

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.

Shivin and Sunny

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 Music

‘Maqta’ is Sarthak Karkare’s solo project. He is the music composer for the movement piece titled “Hues” as part of Edition II.

House of Sohn

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. 

Olga Malinovskaya 

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.

Sasha Pushkin

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.