THE GOLD EXPERIENCE - Kalki Collection Party | Studio Lunik
The Gold Experience is an event that combines bangla recipes with the collection produced within the project Kalki, as the continuation of a series of temporary communal occasions where the textile and decorative dimension is explored and re-articulated in close relation to the spaces in the Sultana shop.
Kalki [kòlki- কলিক] is a bangla word for one of the most popular motif used to decorate textiles.
The project is inspired by the textile tradition of Bangladesh, traditional patterns, jewelry and the variety of Kantha embroidery stitches.
Through a collective creation process and experimental forms of exchange, we practice the social and narrative power of elements tapping to a realm of traditions, stories and skills thus developing new perspectives and innovative forms of expressions.
Kalki is a collection of objects related to tableweare that mixes contemporary elements with traditions and rituals. Combining traditional techniques with spontaneous compositions, the self-productions of our Kalki project redesign everyday objects creating a small collection inspired by traditional jewelry and fabrics with their brightly colours and rich ornaments.
Kalki is a project by Studio Lunik with the collaboration of Sultana Fahmida.
Thanks to: Paola Favoino, Shamima Syeda Zaman, Raya Syeda,Aboni, Shahina, Rizia, Shimu
Kalki è un atelier temporaneo ispirato alla profonda tradizione tessile e decorativa del Bangladesh, ai gioielli e alla varietà dei ricami Kantha. Combinando tecniche tradizionali e composizioni spontanee, le autoproduzioni del progetto Kalki reinterpretano e ridisegnano oggetti d’uso quotidiano, e danno vita ad una piccola collezione ispirata ai gioielli e agli abiti tradizionali, ai loro colori brillanti, alle ricche decorazioni.
Installazione di Studio Lunik (Federica Vazzana e Domenico Paparelli) con la collaborazione di Sultana Fahmida e Paola Favoino.
working on new ideas
Kalki Atelier is a temporary textile atelier conceived for the space of the Sultana Shop.
Kalki Atelier is the continuation of a series of temporary communal occasions where the textile and decorative dimension is explored and re-articulated in close relation to the spaces in the shop.
Through the collective creation process and experimental forms of exchange, we practice the social and narrative power of elements tapping to a realm of traditions, stories and skills, thus developing new perspectives and innovative forms of expressions.
The self-produced textiles created in the temporary atelier and the visual documentation of the work will constitute the materials of a future exhibition event.
Kantha is an exhibition experiment conceived for the space of Sultana Shop, a multicolored archive of sarees and other Bangladeshi textiles in Torpignattara neighborhood in Rome.
The Shop represents to us a laboratory, a small urban space were we explore the textile and decorative dimension regarding its anthropologic signs, spatial interactions and migratory hybridization.
The installation is mixed with the brightly colored layers of fabrics and decorations. Through the temporary interaction with the daily activities and habits of customers, the shop is experienced as a living space of coexistence.
By creating a small cultural and social event, the installation is the demonstration of a possible use which creates connections from the shop to the street, from inside to the city.
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Video and photography by Studio Lunik + Paola Favoino
14 Dec 2013 @Sultana Shop – Rome (IT)
Golden Bright, Red reflection – Studio Lunik, video, 2013
Dresscode – Paola Favoino, photography, 2103
thanks to Sultana Fahmida
@ Sultana Shop
Studio Lunik 2014
The shop of Sultana is a magical space which can turn into many different places. It is a mixture of public and private, tradition and contemporary, daily life activities and personal identity. In this small shop in Torpignattara, multiethnic neighborhood of south-east Rome, the dress choice is a kind of ritual, a research of elements of beauty in the interweaving of fabrics, colors and patterns.
Layers of sarees and other Bangladeshi textiles are arranged on the sides of the store, with bright motifs that emerge from a rural world populated by tropical birds and flowers with all the shades of blue, green, red.
The multiple intuitions, according to the needs at a given moments, enhance the possibility of uses without modifying the space. Small celebrations related to the Bengali calendar or informal events offering sweets, snacks and cups of jhaal muri to the clients provide opportunities for information exchange, conversations and social activities.