Indu Harikumar

Indu Harikumar strongly believes in recycling everything, especially love. It started with volunteering with Mumbai Mobile Creches eight years...

Finding My Induviduality on the world wide web

How has the internet affected art making? How has it affected the relationship between artist and audience? What kind of artistic play does it invite and allow?

"While many see trolls or people who trouble [when thinking internet], I have come across many people who are willing to help," says Indu Harikumar. "The Internet has really opened out all the things I've wanted to do."

We are delighted to invite Indu Harikumar - Illustrator, story teller, recycler - to Mumbai Local, to share with us her story of making art in the age of the internet. Hers is a story driven by genuine curiosity, a desire to know how individuals experience various aspects of the world, and a comfort with throwing her questions into the open internet space seeking stories and responses from people she does not know. The result? The wonderful illustrations of #100IndianTinderTales, a close look at our bodies in #BodyOfStories, self-introspective work with selfies on Instagram, and more.

Look forward to a charming evening, replete with stories of art-making, examples of her work and yes, interactivity. Who knows, we may become collaborators of her next artistic project!

For those of you who absolutely cannot make it to the venue, we will be live on Facebook for you. Join us on our page at 5 pm on Sunday, 10th June.

This session is curated by: Bishakha Datta - Non-fiction writer, documentary film-maker, co-founder and executive director of Point of View

Please note: Some content may be for older audiences, if you would like to bring someone below 12 years of age, please do check with us.

@ MCubed Library, Bandra (W) - 1st Sat, 5 pm
@ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E) - 2nd Sun, 5 pm
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 5:30 pm

Indu Harikumar strongly believes in recycling everything, especially love. It started with volunteering with Mumbai Mobile Creches eight years ago, where she picked bottle caps, seedpods to create art and toys with children. Now she finds herself turning people's life experiences into art.

Indu has written and illustrated seven children's books and taught children through art. Her work has been exhibited at the Biennial of Illustrations, Bratislava in 2012, and the Kochi -Muziris Biennale and goes to Kunshtalle Bremen, Germany in July 2018.

In 2015, Indu was picked by vi knallgrau GmbH for an artist residency in Vienna where she created a digital graphic narrative about how her grandfather went to school despite being a low caste person. This is also where she first used Tinder and this lead to her crowdsourced art project #100IndianTinderTales, which has inspired many (women in particular) to overcome their inhibitions about discussing their sex lives.

The viral project got press, internet and radio coverage all over the world, including the BBC and has led her to create Body of Stories and other crowdsourced projects that deal with gender and sexuality, all through personal stories.

Venues Dates Time
12-100 yrs
1 hr , 30 min
Museum entry charges apply(Rs. 10/-). Pre-register now to save your seat.