Marko 93 in Calcutta

The Alliance Francaise du Bengale, INTACH, The Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute and The Arshinagar Project is excited to present Marko 93 in Kolkata

We are looking for interested people for  the monulight painting workshop/project and the graffiti art project. There is no cost involved for the participants.  If interested, please call 8697919308.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LerzoqWF-vM

About the Engagement

Alliance Francaise du Bengale, in association with  Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, INTACH, & The Arshinagar Project, is delighted to present Marko 93, in Kolkata, from October 30 – November 2, 2015.  This will be the first such project of Monulighting in Kolkata.

 Official imageMarko 93 is one of top graffiti and light painting artist in the world. He will be conducting a workshop on Monulighting (Monumental Light Painting) at the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute. He will also be leading a Graffiti Art & Monulighting project in Kolkata. This Indo – French cultural collaborative exercise, will be an immersive experience for art practitioners and lovers, of Kolkata, enabling deep insights into a significant contemporary art movement.
The iconic Princep Ghat, build in 1843, with the 2nd Hoogly bridge and the river, as its backdrop – a motif of Kolkata’s  legacy, evolution & spirit, will be the canvas for the Monulighting project . The Monulighting project will aim to capture the spirit and confluence and present it in a totally unique language.The Monulighting show will the outcome of the 2 day workshop conducted by Marko 93, with students of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute . The resulting  video, will be exhibited at various international art exhibitions and shows, raising interest and awareness about Kolkata’s unique heritage.
Marko 93 will also be leading a Graffiti art project. The walls of The Alliance Francaise du Bengale, which is a  restored building, will be the backdrop for the project. Young grafitti artists from Kolkata, will be part of this collaborative project, which will leave behind a indelible memory of our times.
About  MonuLight Painting (Monumental Light Painting)
DSC06413- OfficialLight painting, or light drawing, is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or to shine a point of light directly at the camera. MonuLighting (Monumental Light Painting), loosely, is light painting projected on monumental structures or live spaces.
 The Final Schedule
Program in Kolkata : 1st day : (30th October) – afternoon, installation at SRFTI, meeting with the students and faculties – end of afternoon, visit to see the wall – evening, visit to Princep Ghat
2nd day : (31st October) – morning, lightning workshop – afternoon, lightning workshop.
3rd day : (1st November) – morning, painting of the wall – afternoon, painting of the wall.
6 pm :  monulighting of Princep Ghat (tentative)
 4th day : (2nd November) – morning, painting of the wall – afternoon, painting of the wall
We are also probably going to document a perfomative installation conducted by an Italian artist – Silvia Vona, with the monulighting project at Princep Ghat as a backdrop.

About Marko 93


Marko93 Grew up in Saint-Denis, a historical, working class suburb Strongly North of Paris. It was here Where he laid down His First strokes. In the late 1980s, the Hip Hop movement Emerged onto the szene and Rapidly ugly roots in big cities and suburbs. Marko Embraced graffiti as His means clustering of expression. It was the time of city walls, wastelands and railways tracks. Marko93 painted bombed and there, revealing slices of the suburban life Where he Lived. Big letters entangled, realistic scenes, caricatures freestyle gold coins, He Was learning to master all the technologies of the urban art form.

Originally Influenced by the American style, he soon Formed His Own identity with the discovery of Arabic calligraphy qui He Took over and reinvented in the early 1990s. With “calligraphism”, the “reed” (an Arabic word referring to the reed cut out to write) the signing bomb qui est devenu Marko93 adapté. His gesture, always broader and more vigorous est devenu accurate. This abstract style blending calligraphy and year urbanesque flavor With His spontaneity _him_ elevated as a key player on the graffiti stage.

As street art Entered into art galleries in the late 1990s, Marko Was traveling the world. He Was discovering new pictorial and human horizons.He Began to paint human bodies. His complex and ethereal calligraphy covered the dancers’ bodies in night-clubs from Rio to Hong Kong.

The early 2000s Were A turning point. He Was Becoming as assertive as His art. Marko started experimenting with state-of-the-art technologies, making the effects of His retinal persistence. He reinvented, enhanced and popularized the light-painting process touched upon by Man Ray and Picasso. He built His first light paintings with gestures, colors and light.

He aussi Developed the first “instant-live” – ​​real-time-video-, a unique technique to paint the live space. This _him_ allowed to perform in places as eclectic as the palace of the princess Arab Emirates, a live show in Bombay and the famous World Auto show.

Today, Marko93 Performs all over the world. He spreads His single aesthetics and his enlightening sensitivity all over, from in situ performances to collaborations, wall paintings, light-painting workshops and videos – through institutional or private orders.

In 2011, he created a group performance: the “Monulight” a monumental light-painting. He Performed on the forecourt of the Saint-Denis basilica.About 150 people holding lamps made up a 450-square -meter crown on the ground: all the kings of France are buried there – we aim That Day Were the kings on the streets!

We were and still are on the streets!

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