DIFY – Do It (For) Yourself

tramartstrust   May 20, 2016   Comments Off on DIFY – Do It (For) Yourself

Object Theatre Workshop

Build & Perform Your Own Object Theatre Show

A 3-weeks intensive where you gather the know-how of Object Theatre, a brand new & exciting visual theatre form, visualize the story you want to tell, create & perform it!


Branching out of puppetry post the 2nd world war, Object Theatre uses ordinary, mass-produced, easily identifiable objects from our everyday lives as a mode of visual communication. The symbolic, and hidden poetry unexpectedly found in objects is the foundation on which object theatre builds itself.


Object Theatre video links from around the world:

Excerpt of ‘TROUBLES’ by Company Gare Centrale, Belgium.
Excerpt of ‘FRAGILE’ by Spoon Concept, France
Excerpt from ‘Mode d’Emploi’ by Theatre de Cuisine, France
Excerpt from ‘BARBIE DIARIES’ by Little Blue Moon Theatre, US
Excerpt from ‘NOSTOS’ by Tram Arts Trust, India
Excerpt from ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Tram Arts Trust, India
Excerpt from ‘A BIRD’S EYE VIEW’ by Tram Arts Trust, India
Excerpt from ‘Objects In The Mirror…’ by Tram Arts Trust, India

Short Fun Reads About Object Theatre:
‘Objectifying Theatre’ – My Theatre Cafe
‘Objects-In The-Not For-Theatre’ – e-RANG




The Museum Of Ordinary Objects

tramartstrust   April 25, 2016   Comments Off on The Museum Of Ordinary Objects

The Museum Of Ordinary Objects

We are prepping for the next round of MoOO. Maybe in your part of the city! …country! ….world!!! As someone said after the museum – “The Museum Of Ordinary Objects now exists. Amongst us. It can pop up anytime, anywhere!” In the meanwhile, scroll through the photo gallery below to look at pics from the first MoOO. Co-curated by Tram, Harkat & Extensions!

The Museum Of Ordinary Objects, Mumbai, India

CURATORIAL – raison d’etre!

Welcome to The Museum Of Ordinary Objects.

Why do we love objects so much…as to collect, build showcases for, carry from city to city, build careers out of and curate a museum around?

In the words of Christian Carrignon, the famous French Object Theatre artist, Objects are memory boxes.

A particular object can be a portal into a memory ~ like the trunk in the museum’s logo that may take me back to a childhood in a travelling theatre company; or someone else into the family history of her grandmother’s migration.

Objects can also become symbols of associations. A broken lock, a tangled piece of rope, an empty fish-bowl might have different meanings for each of us, but they all speak of human conditions.

Hence, objects can be deeply personal & profoundly universal.

Objects carry marks of their lives with you. A crack, a stain, an energy; which can never be erased. As objects change hands, a new memory gets written over the old one. This phenomenon of writing over an existing, but faded text, is called Palimpsest. The museum is curated around this incredible co-existence. If you choose to gift your object to another, you are indelibly connected to another through the shared object.

Ordinary Objects. In their quiet, unassuming, unexpected way speak of us, and our times.

This museum aims to evoke these personal & universal stories. So that we may look at objects differently; re-approach the perceptions of ordinary & special; And defy the market norms of premium & exclusive.