Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 March 2017
News updated at 8:48 PM IST

Taking steps to bridge the gap

Dec 8, 2012, DHNS
The concept of outsourcing from critical constructive points of view was recently explored at Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, where a seminar and exhibition on ‘outResourcing’ was held.

“In ‘outResourcing’, artists reflect about what it means to let something do a job for you, because it’s the exact opposite of the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) approach,” explains Kristoffer
Gansing, artistic director, Transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Berlin. He mentions the relationship between India and US to prove a point.

“When there is outsourcing between these two countries, Indians complain that we are getting Westernised, while Americans are angry that Indians steal their jobs. Whichever way you look at it, both sides are losing their authenticity.

In this seminar, we are not picking sides, but just showing ‘outResourcing’ as a new hybrid that can work,” he adds.

Throughout the seminar, technical talks were given on ‘Rebugging and Insulating’, ‘re-sourcing the ready-made’ and ‘Manufacturing and Copying’. Prayas Abhinav, a faculty member and researcher at Sristhi School of Art, Design and Technology, spoke about his own ‘outResourcing’ project titled ‘mas’ ing: Insulation’, which created zones of privacy among the public.

He made items like a magnifying glass, coffee mug and plug with a USB security key, which could only be accessed by the one with whom the private information was supposed to reach. “I just saw it as a way of bringing something back and recovering lost ground,” notes Prayas.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People  are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

People are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

King of fruits mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

King of fruits mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523