Hidden away from the main streets and across the railway lines, the residents of Kolkata's Pavlov Hospital association with mental health and human rights organisation Anjali, have collaborated with artist Srikanta Paul assisted by Ruma Choudhury and Tanmay Chakraborty to create an immersive artwork that expresses their dreams and aspirations. The hospital, currently a site under construction, is a home of sorts to people overcoming mental health issues, as well as people who are left without a home even after recovery. The experience of living within its guarded walls leads to conflicting and often unresolved ideas about self, identity, home and community. This artwork is an attempt to give shape to these ideas, and briefly occupy the space with the voices of those living in the hospital.
Dates: 2nd Feb to 23rd Feb
Timing: 11 AM to 5 PM
Location: Calcutta Pavlov Hospital, 18 Gobra Road.
Artist Interactions: 2nd, 3rd and 9th Feb (11 AM - 12 noon, 2 PM - 3 PM, 3 PM - 4 PM, 5 PM - 6 PM)
Artist: Srikanta Paul
Assistant Artists: Ruma Choudhury, Tanmay Chakraborty
Assisted by Sanju Basak, Biswajit Prasad, Bodhisattva Maity, Akhilesh
Additional support from the Anjali Team
Curated by Sumona Chakraborty, Devanshi Rungta, Laily Thompson
Photography & Video by: Ruma Choudhury
Video editing & Sound scape by: Debraj Chakraborty
Amit Halder, Anamika Karmakar, Ananya Sarkar, Anup Bose, Ario Nandy, Ashok Mandal, Ashok Nandy, Biblab Roy, Bula Sengupta, Chaitali Singh, Dumri Jhumri, Guriya Biswakarma, Jayanta ray, Jhuma Sapui, Krishna Manna, Milan Pal, Minakshi Debi, Mou kundu, Mousumi Ghosh, Mousumi Mukherjee, Nanigopal Rajbongshi, Narayan Das, Payel, Ratan Ray Nandy, Sahana Khatun, Sarbani Chanda, Siddhartha Sankar Ghosh, Sima rani Kounoj, Sita Maity, Subir Bhattyacharya, Sujay Banerjee, Swapna Ghosh, Tapan das, Tapati Ghoroi, Tapati Majumder and Tukai Sadhukhan.
This project has been possible thanks to the contributions by:
Gautam Mridha, Saurabh Dutta Chowdhury, Tom Roy, Sanjay Raj Aggarwal, Sanjay Issar, Ed Thompson, Aleya and Asia Thompson, Gargi Bhattacharya, Sanchari Roy Mukherjee, Mamata Deb, Smita Pachisia, Jogindar Raj Aggarwal, Sabina Aggarwal, Shoma Basu and others.