Infinite Saree: Cultural Threading Between Life Science and Mythology (75824)

Session Information: Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Education
Session Chair: Aki Yamada

Thursday, 23 November 2023 09:00
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Infinite Saree is a theatre production which was created through transdisciplinary practice and explored between Life Science, Visual Arts, Carnatic Music and Theru-Kootho(Folk Theatre). The paper will provide research methodologies that were engaged in exploring different streams of disciplines in creating Infinite Saree, and how they can be used as an educational tool in classroom teaching.
The presentation of the paper is divided into three aspects. For the first aspect, I will be presenting three research principles such as systematic enquiry, scientific perspective and symbolic representations, and how they were used to interpret the inter-relationships between the different disciplines. With the second aspect, I will be introducing scientific and visual thinking as educational tools to teach transdisciplinary practice. Within this line of discourse, I will also be introducing the concept of ஐக்கியம் (Aikiyam) that will provide a platform for interpreting artistic practice through one’s own cultural perspectives. The third aspect illustrates how we developed community arts education programs in collaboration with several artistic communities through workshops like Bio-Arts Workshop, Dance Workshop and Music Workshop. These collaborations contributed to the creation of DNA Saree and DNA Carnatic which were the first of its kind in South Indian Arts.
The paper will conclude by addressing the importance of transdisciplinary teaching to be part of holistic learning in art education, and also, the significance of understanding one’s artistic practice through cultural perspectives.

Chandrasekaran S, Singapore University of Singapore & LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Chandrasekaran S is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Singapore University of Singapore, LASALLE, College of the Arts in Singapore

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00