in the mean time,di ball,an australian artist framed her work by utilising the space.her work was of a transparent scroll,where text from Tagore's proshno was reflected.she wore a white dress on which there were prints of human skull,which demarcated her practice and her urge about indian mysticities.A regular vendor was there.and it seemed that all the artists interacted along with the toys.the food was ready.the delicious daal, bhaat and alu phoolkopi,and chatni was served.
then the walk started.from academy of fine arts to esplanade tram station.we walked through the middle of maidan.with ocassional geers of foot taps and hand claps. ankur ,anirban sanyukta (the documentation team) walked along,grasping every moment of the big march.Surprisingly,after reaching esplanade tram station,we found a singular compartment tram.apart from few of us,rest boarded the tram.while in the tram ride rhythimic sounds continued to engage all our comrades.the documentation team was remarkable.across the tram sanyukta,anirban and troyojeet were recording.with our flying friend rohan who with shahjahan at his bike rode along with his rolling camera.
we reached college square.one the proposed space for kipaf. along the square artists collected references. Uma with her devise touch engaged the people around.the touch told the story,of the hard-work for three extensive months. The deliberate act of asking for money was procrastinate situation arose where uma was already engaged with her performance then chimuk evoked his performance of marking a position,blowing the whistle and covering the square on a reverse; a person started enquiringly about the whole show. uma reciprocated very naturally and the spontaneity of the material falling in with performance was remarkable.
in the mean time chimuk covered the whole space,returning back to his marked position.the mark was interesting.A water bottle was warped with a gamcha,he placed four straws around the bottle in accordance,the moment was about chimuk breathing in air & breathing out water,the whole act created a spectacle for itself.interventions from fellow artists followed. hemant inserted a knive in the bottle and slitted the bottle through , when uma started drinking the water with rituparna .there after pavi came and washed the floor with that gamcha and the performance slowly came to an end .after spending some more time at the square,the artist slowly left towards their residence.the street embraced their footstep and somewhere the day for such a day concluded.
Ayonabho Shanyal and Aopala Bannerjee