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MURMURATIONS – An art installation at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh

March 2021 | Chandigarh (India)

Contribution to local community and industrial development

CHANDIGARH, August 2020 ―Kansai Nerolac Paints, India (KNPL), subsidiary of Japanese paint company Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., undertaken a project with an intent “to create better urban spaces” under “Breathing City” initiative and “to create environment for a healthy and beautiful future”

This was a part of CSR Program “Contribution to local community and industrial development” in consultation with “Heritage Committee of Chandigarh”.

How will it work
*“Murmurations” at Chandigarh visualises the relationship between a group and the individual by mimicking a swarm of 'starlings' which are migratory birds. The artwork poetically illustrates how we, as humans, strive to live autonomously within societies defined by rules and conventions.

*Thus artwork is inspired by the beautiful migratory birds visiting the Sukhna lake every year. The installation, bearing 300 birds and covering a total of 2000 sq. ft., has been designed after a meticulous understanding of the context, site, vistas & the heritage values of the chowk.

*It has been ensured that the view of the vistas and the mountains are not obstructed.

  • Images: Top View of Matka Chowk, Chandigarh (India)
    Images: Top View of Matka Chowk, Chandigarh (India)
  • Restoration and Decoration carried out by Kansai Nerolac India at Matka Chowk, bearing 300 birds and covering a total of 2000 sq. ft. area.
    Restoration and Decoration carried out by Kansai Nerolac India at Matka Chowk, bearing 300 birds and covering a total of 2000 sq. ft. area.
    Restoration and Decoration carried out by Kansai Nerolac India at Matka Chowk, bearing 300 birds and covering a total of 2000 sq. ft. area.