The installation is part of collaboration with leather puppetry artists, Anjanappa and his team from Nimmalakuntha. Once at the height of popular culture this form of theatre demanded the artist to be trained in singing, puppet playing and crafting the puppets. Today the quality of leather puppetry has hugely suffered due to adjunct design interventions and market driven forces. This was taken up as an opportunity to explore how design could help these forms to embrace the current milieu.
The installation was developed as a foldable lamp with integrated lighting system. The computational development of modular members allowed great accuracy and help in quality and assembly. It was part of JIYO initiative and exhibited at their exhibition at Religare Gallery in New delhi.
Crafted by Tholubommalata artisans from Andhra pradesh.