Drishtu // Navtej Johar

The solo will traverse between form, image, and abstraction. The aim would be to not only explore the grammatical processes of structuring and de-structuring that pertain between experience and formalized form, but also to locate a space of repose and reflection within the flow of these carefully articulated inward/outward processes. The place of repose and “rest” as a momentary hiatus from the formality of structured time and form, will be explored as a station of “seeing” and observing. Viewing the play of articulation and erasure of both visual and word images, the work will critically engage with some conventional stances, phrases and gestures, including the form of Bharatanatyam. Drishtu, a full-length solo, will incorporate movement, text, music, objects, and the moving image a period.