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Introducing Vibhu from kerala

Introducing Vibhu from kerala

Its been a terribly long time since weve kept up with the blogoshphere. Over a year and half to be precise. In that time lot has transpired all the way from small stepping stones to a few major milestones. Before we can cover the past year and forescast our possible trajectory/s going forward we wanted to introduce you to a tiny little wonder that came through our door. Every now and then some special people come your way, and it calls for pause and aknowledgment. On that note we will be dedicating our very first artist profile to  Vineet Vibhu who has spent a month living and working among us at roots. Vibhu wears many hats and has a spontaneous creativity that is rare. While here he has done paintings, one of a wall in our soon to be creative makerspace. I think we can officially say that this wall will be the very first feauture of The Wall Art Project that we have began. He has also done a couple wood carvings, created a roof structure for our reception area along with snazzy looking table that used a coupe upcycled pieces of wood from the premises. He also assisted in executing a painting w/ creative art work on the ceiling of our evolving makerspace! And last but certainly not least he is a fantastic musician bringing equal parts creativity towards his musical gymansitics expressed through an improvisational musical style called gibberish. His usual partners in crime are the djembe, congo, didgeridoo and morchang. His musical feel would best be described as earthy, rootsy and tribal.

So there you have it. Not everyday that a versatile gem like vibhu walks through your premises and offers his services with so much energy and grace. He is also a wonderful person to be around displaying humility and ease of being that is always welcome. Since his english and hindi are limited and he hasnt spread far beyond Kerala, we ask everyone to make an extra effort towards circulating his gifts.We also encourage people to send any other content, especially any musical clips of his, so we can build a strong profile. The rest of the blog will be a display of his work amongst a few other random snaps. Vibhus contact details will be shared soon. You can also get in touch with us if you would like to consult him.

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Vibhu created a work station for himself within the unused spaces by the stage. Many evenings we would congregate and make merry knowing that vibhu would not be around forever 🙂

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2015-09-17 23.23.17 Vibhu constructing the bamboo roof for our future reception area.

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The roof was dressed with dry grass over a plastic sheet which was used for waterproofing

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Finished Product!



During the construction of the table!

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finished product!

Vibhu displaying some moghli style aerial acrobatics In a forest within Kerala 😉

A sample jam with Vibhu and co. featuring some improvised gibberish vocalizations. Is this akin to how our vocals would sound like if we were unencumbered by any learned language? This clip is the best we could find unfortunately. There should be more fleshed out solo performances of vibhu out there so please do send!

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Paisley pattern on pink background

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How the keyhole looked prior to painting


After Painting!





Here’s a post from The Hindu that gives us the much needed traction and push we were looking for! An excellent article though one that needs mentioning of some changes.

The 2nd floor will be Roots and Unltd Hyd office/planning space. This floor will also host a digital detox silent room in the back and an informal meeting area on the front balcony. Movie screenings and theater performances will more strictly happen on the 1st floor during non working hours while the ground floor will be designated mainly for musicians. Workshops and events will happen throughout the premises on a per availability basis. The terrace will be designated for visual art and jugaad–an environmentally sensitive means of creating art by upcycling waste materials. Once our outdoor stage is ready it will host just about anything that is aligned with our mission. Apart from the garden, store and cafe we also have a freecycle space and bike and tool sharing program we are looking forward to (the freecycle is currently open and accessible). While each space is designated for certain specialties it is open to mixing and merging with other departments (ie. artists painting in music space). The only exception to this rule is the Co-working Space during designated business hours. Coliving will aslo be emphasized throughout the premises.

All in all we are an open environment that sculpts itself based upon participant input and we would like to take suggestions in making our space economically and ecologically sustainable. Think of it as a social sculpture! Right now we are in search of a full fledged curatory and management team along with advisory board. For more information give us a call or shoot us an email. Happy new year!