Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel: Episode 4– Vulnerability, Womanhood, and Jagah "Place," an Interview ft. Vasudhaa Narayanan

On this special episode of Exceeding Capacity, Samantha Hensel opens up an interview and conversation with Vasudhaa Narayanan. Born in Bangalore, India, Vasudhaa currently lives in San Francisco -- recently completing her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. A photographer, performance artist, and co-founder of Jagah Collective, Vasudhaa “explores the complexities of identity, domesticity and gender...within the context of an Indian diaspora, narrativizing the displacement and isolation of being an outsider in one’s own home.” This vulnerable conversation will open doors to topics of personal history and autobiographical work, womanhood and family, love and intimacy, as well as vulnerability and power of the self and of togetherness. We are lucky enough to have the chance to not only hear from Vasudhaa about her work, but also about her new project Jagah Collective, which encourages “artists to reveal and uncover complex narratives rooted in South Asia.”

Find Vasudhaa Narayanan and her work at:

www.vasudhaa.com

and @vasudhaa on instagram

if you’re in the bay area, check out her solo show at Oros Gallery in Pentacle Coffee

More on the Jagah Collective:

www.jagah-collective.com

and @jagah_collective on instagram.

also if you’re in the bay area, check out their first show as a collective on May 17th at the Mission Cultural Center

Stay updated on the podcast by following along @hensel.studio on Instagram.


Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel is a podcast that dives into the inner landscape of ourselves in a time of obsession of the external reach beyond ourselves. Samantha Hensel, the host and creator seeks to create and continue conversation and ask the questions around this deep inner work through the lens of: art, philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. Frequent guest speakers that include artists and deep thinkers will welcome new perspectives, and expand the breadth of how we think about our inner worlds, as well as how we express our conscious selves through the visual arts, through communication and conversation, and through interaction. Exceeding Capacity seeks to do just that, to open up past the point of what we may thought our minds are capable of containing.