Rolls-Royce unveils the a new work of art by Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty for the Rolls-Royce Art Programme. Titled ‘A Song A Story’, the art work is a two-channel film anchored by two wooden structures. The art work is on view from 18th – 21st November 2016, alongside his existing ‘Flying Bus’ public art project. This commission has enabled the artist to explore new dimensions of his work, including an in-depth exploration of new methods of filming.
Taking inspiration from a popular South Indian folk tale that is an allegory for artistic expression and the need to tell our stories, the art work consists of two wooden structures, meticulously hand-carved by six craftspeople. The structure represents the home and public space featured in the story, whilst the film depicts the tale of a husband and wife at a moment when a story and a song that have previously never come to light escape from her breath. Angry at being submerged and repressed, these potential narratives formed in language and music enact their revenge upon the woman by escaping from being captive in her unknown self. Present at the event were Sharad Kachalia of Navnit Motors who played host, Sunil & Tanuja Padwal, Brinda Miller, among other admirers of the artists work.