India Beyond Words

Children are our future. Help us finance this beautiful project and they will show us India in a new way!

Project visual India Beyond Words
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Édition 2013

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India Beyond Words

<p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="" title="India Beyond Words" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>               “Image is to India what Words are to the West: the best means to express the fundamental values of society”</em></p> <p>                                                                                                                       Corinne Bloch</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>India Beyond Words</strong> would like to make you discover India through the eyes of its children. This cultural project is born from the common desire of the Belgian artist <strong>Marie-Lou Perée</strong>, <strong>commonplaces asbl</strong>, a non-profit organization from Brussels, and the Indian Foundation <strong>F.O.A.R.S.</strong> Mixing their knowledge and enthusiasm, they got the idea of developing <strong>photography workshops</strong> in three <strong>rural schools</strong> near about <strong>Bangaluru</strong>. Lead by the photographer, young Indians of different age will have the opportunity of sharing their daily live. The artist would like the children to communicate beyond words, with Image. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Back from India, the pictures taken by the children and the photographer herself will then be <strong>exhibited in Brussels</strong>. A <strong>conference</strong> on the theme of the role and the sense of image in India will go along with this exhibition organized by commonplaces asbl. At the same time, projections will be organized in the schools concerned in Bangalore.</p> <p>  </p> <p> This project is an excellent opportunity to give tomorrow’s adults the possibility of using their freedom of expression, the foundation of any real democracy. Mixing the fields of Art and Education, it will also allow confronting our western vision of the world with the Indian one, thus <strong>contributing to a more open society</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Inde_2013_383_copie" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><strong>Brief presentation of the project stakeholders</strong></em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Marie-Lou Perée </strong>is a Belgian artist graduated from the Brussels Fine-Arts Academy. Hers is an art of sharing. She makes the spectator travel through her sharp insight on society. As an amateur anthropologist, she regularly travels to India and executes a radiography of its society through her camera. That’s how she realizes the intimate relationship of Indians with Image and makes the most of its narrative power.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>commonplaces asbl </strong>is a non-profit organization based on promotion of artists in Belgium and abroad. Stem from the collaboration of two passionate art historians, Shirley Chantraine and François Harray, this association organizes exhibits and helps artists conceptualize and present their work.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>F.O.A.R.S.</strong> (Foundation of Anjali Robert Shetty) was created by the Indian artist, Purni Shetty, her husband Yvon Robert and her sister Pratibha Shetty, after the tragic death of their fifteen-year-old daughter. This foundation located in India, perpetuates Anjalis constant concern of helping the needy. The Foundation supports various charities giving its support to elderly or ill people, to prisoners and to rural schools.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Beyond_44__2_" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Beyond_41" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> Photographs : Marie-Lou Perée</p> <p> Video: VSD / Music : Ami Dang - Treasure</p>

Allocation of funds

<p> We need a total budget of minimum<strong> 8000 euros</strong> to make this beautiful adventure come true.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The first <strong>1000 euros </strong>will provide the <strong>cameras</strong> and other required material for the children in India, in order to organize the photography workshops.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The following <strong>2000 euros </strong>will be used to purchase the <strong>airplane ticket </strong>to India (Brussels-Bangalore), for the <strong>housing</strong> and local <strong>transport</strong> costs.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Once back in Belgium, the photographs will have to be <strong>developed and framed</strong>. We consider a budget of <strong>3000 euros </strong>for 50 large size photographs (60€/ piece).</p> <p>  </p> <p> We will also need an <strong>exhibition hall</strong> in order to share with you and others the beautiful work that have been done. It should be big enough and located in Brussels, therefore we consider a budget of at least <strong>1000 </strong>euros for <strong>15 days</strong>. If you can rent us out an exhibition hall for free, please take contact with us at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The last <strong>1000 euros</strong> will be used for <strong>promotional material and logistics</strong> during the exhibition (flyers, catalogues, invitations, picture rails and exhibition opening…).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><strong>In case we earn more money…</strong></em></p> <p>  </p> <p> All the extra money will be donated to F.O.A.R.S. so that they can welcome new students in their schools in Bangalore. So don’t hesitate to be generous!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Beyond_42" src=""></p>



Welcome on board! Thank you. Your name will be displayed on our donors’ wall at the exhibition India Beyond Words in Brussels.


A big Thank you! In addition to the mention of your name on our donors’ wall, you receive a unique postcard autographed by the artist (to pick up during your visit to the exhibition).


Terrific! You receive an invitation for two to the exhibition opening specially reserved for the KissKissBankers and the previous rewards (mention & postcard).


Thank you from our heart! You receive in addition to the invitation to the exhibition opening, the postcard and the mention of your name on our donors’ wall, a limited edition collector’s poster of the exhibition autographed and numbered by the artist.


Wonderful! Thank you! We invite you to a VIP preview of the exhibition in the presence of the artist and to a tour specially presented by an art historian. You receive of course all the previous rewards (mention, postcard & collector’s poster).


    You are awesome! We offer you a limited edition special KissKissBanker photographic print 10x15cm numbered and autographed by the artist. You also enjoy the VIP preview in the presence of the artist, and of course you receive all the previous rewards (mention, postcard, collector’s poster & invitation to the opening).


      WHAOW! You are more than awesome! We offer you a limited edition special KissKissBanker photographic print 30x40cm numbered and autographed by the artist. You also receive all the previous rewards (mention, postcard, collector’s poster & invitation to the opening).


        Words begin to fail us, Thank you so much! In addition to the mention on our donors’ wall, the invitation to the VIP preview & the opening, the postcard, the collector’s poster and the photographic print 30x40cm, we add an invitation to a photography workshop given by the artist herself.


          Unbelievable! How can we thank you for your support? We offer you a limited edition print 40x50cm on dibond of one of the photographs which will be presented during the exhibition. You get a real artwork autographed and numbered.


            If we could, we would kiss you! Thanks. We offer you a limited edition print 40x50cm on dibond of one of the photographs which will be presented during the exhibition AND you can choose which one.


              Thank you, thank you and thank you! You are wonderful, terrific, amazing! In addition to the limited edition print 40x50cm on dibond of one of the photographs presented during the exhibition that you can choose, if you are a company, we make you one of our official sponsors of the project, your name and logo will appear on all our communication; if you are a private individual, we offer you a housing for two during 8 days (breakfast, swimming pool, massages...) near about Bangalore in a residential area.

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