Vikhroli Skin


Vikhroli Skin

14 December 2013 11 AM to 6 PM

Vkhroli Skin was a magical one-day experience in Vikhroli that the city cherished. On December 14, Mumbai witnessed an incredible pop-up event that expanded the boundaries of what an art happening could be like. A 200 thousand square feet Godrej warehouse hosted art + fashion + technology + performances + video + food + lots more...for just ONE DAY ONLY! 


Here is the list of activities that took place on December 14. As we upload the videos of each performance, you can view them by clicking on their name.

Vikhroli Skin – Stage Talks and Performances

  1. Mumbai Moulting: Erasures and a Palimpsest, curated by Anjali Purohit, featuring Marathi folk music by Amarendra Dhaneshwar (powada and lavni), and poetry by, Mustansir Dalvi, Menka Shivdasani, Anju Makhija, Anand Thakore, Anjali Purohit, Rochelle Potkar, Smita Sahay and Shona Urvashi
  2. Kabir Café - music performance
  3. Pop Music performances by Crossover and Shilpa Thakur
  4. Talks by Dr Priti Shenai, Cosmetic Dermatologist, Nikhil Velpanur on creating Brahma3 – India’s first 3D printer, and a poem by Suki Dusanj
  5. Acoustic guitar by Joseph Paul
  6. Talk by magician Ugesh Sarcar on sharing and spreading happiness
  7. Kamathipura ki Zindagi" – a short play by Kranti
  8. Talk by Laxmi Narayan Tripathi on “Living within a different skin” as a transgender person
  9. Music performance by Siddhant Mishra featuring Ashwini Khanwilkar
  10. Beatboxing performance by Voctronica
  11. Pop-up Mahindra Blues Festival featuring Overdrive
  12. Music performance by Pais and the Petticoats

Vikhroli Skin – Artists + Installations

  1. The Godrej Archive Pop up Museum – featuring the history of Vikhroli
  2. Aditi Kulkarni - Live projection art
  3. The Bombay Paperie – “Touch” – special installation made of hand made paper.
  4. Mumbai Boss – Gola Ghoda and blind food tastings using local "exotic" ingredients
  5. Manisha Prasad – Handcrafted edible designs.
  6. Rajneesh Gore Installation - “Resting by the tree... thinking...what next!”
  7. Adhuna Bhabhani Akhtar – Picture Story Exhibit
  8. Ecole Intuit – Special installation by 20 graphic design students
  9. RIIDL – 3D Prism that was controlled with hand gestures
  10. Pearl Shah Styling Studio – Special fashion installation focussing on handlooms featuring leading Indian fashion designers.
  11. Anjali Purohit – Erasures series of paintings featuring chawls and mills
  12. Rotaract Club of Thane North End – Shoe installation with plants
  13. Munsif Molu – Street style photos from around the country
  14. Sameer Kulavoor – Blued – the Taad Patri Project
  15. Sharmistha Ray – On-site wall mural
  16. Subha Iyer – Explored the mind of the skin through her Installation work, a combination of paintings and space
  17. Rahul Inamdar – Special installation at the entrance
  18. Valay Gada – Pomegranate sculpture installation – seeds and skin
  19. Grandmother Design – Display of taxi art
  20. Little Shilpa – “Her work is never done” – installation.
  21. Rakesh Manjrekar and Ojas Kolvankar –Multimedia art on Mumbai’s sparrows
  22. Pooja Ajmera – Teekhii Chhurii Papercuts 
  23. Lokesh Karekar – spray painted wall art
  24. Jayram Gopale – 50 foot metal sculpture – human tug of war!
  25. Jai Ranjit  – “Dermal personalities” – painting display
  26. Aditi Singh – special painting “Thinking has a Quiet Skin”
  27. Team Godrej Properties – Interactive projection art – The Trees
  28. Vikhroli Skin No. 1 Red Carpet and Wall of Fame – Abhay Salve and Varun Parihar
  29. Team Future Brands – Skins of India – installation exploring pan-Indian male beauty
  30. Karishma Shahani – The Vikhroli It bag – site specific sculpture in the shape of an oversized Mumbai bus conductor’s bag. 
  31. Nimish Shah – fashion installation featuring vintage family prints
  32. Amit Nambiar – furniture sculpture to be used by pop-up visitors
  33. Tripti Singh – fashion mannequin – “Think – how many pockets you have for love”
  34. Hardik Gandhi – “I *heart*Vikhroli” – site specific stool sculpture
  35. Documenting Vikhroli Skin – a participatory on-site project by Enlighten
  36. City Library – installation featuring images from Mumbai’s hidden localities
  37. Prashant Desai and Rachna Sansad – art and sculpture
  38. Prakash Shetty – Skeletal armour – special site-specific installation
  39. Flux – All day movement art titled “Black+White matters”.
  40. Harshvardhan Kadam – Giant wall mural
  41. Salon-i - contemporary designs using Mehendi on canvas "Mehendi gets a new Skin"
  42. Vikrant Shitole and Pankaj Deshmukh - Mural 
  43. Michiel Baas - The New Indian Male

 Vikhroli Skin – Live Interactions

  1. Brahma3 – display of India’s first homegrown 3D printer. The founders were present.
  2. Pop-up Soap and Fragrance factory – special mini-soap factory installed by Godrej R&D center – everyone made their own soap and fragrances!
  3. Grandmother Design – live art on a FIAT taxi!
  4. The Postcard People – post-card were made, decorated and sent.
  5. Chaos Theater - Checkmate! An interactive giant chess game.
  6. Matsya - exploring the skin of Ramayan
  7. Radhika’s Fine Teas – Tea interventions through the day.
  8. Free mehendi tattoos, origami art and nail art and block printed designs – powered by Godrej Salon-i.
  9. Free “pledge for pizza” and washing machine lassi powered by Godrej Appliances
  10. Free snacks served through the day – powered by Godrej Yummiez.
  11. Free Godrej Nature’s Basket platter intervention
  12. Special Video Tweet wall, games and more – powered by Godrej SMG.
  13. Wall of Gratitude by magician Ugesh Sarcar and Good Knight Fast Card
  14. As you like it – by Godrej Interio


Vikhroli Skin Project – Film Corner

All day screenings including:

  1. Flowing Force – an experimental dance film by Sejal Sood
  2. Meera Devidayal’s Museum of Memory - which was filmed within our previous year’s pop up museum
  3. Trailer of Amma and Appa by Jay Krishnan and Francizka F
  4. Deleted scenes of Ship of Theseus by Anand Gandhi