Maskbook India Project

Maskbook is a universal project, inclusive and accessible to all. The Kala Chaupal Trust — an India collaborator in the aforementioned campaign — and part of the larger movement around masks led by Art of Change 21’s ‘Maskbook COVID-19’ campaign.

Maskbook is an international, participatory and artistic project created by the association Art of Change 21 and Chinese artist Wen Fang. Maskbook mobilises the creativity of artists and every individual on a major issue: the link between health and the environment.The protective mask has been used as the symbol and basis for this creative action.

A Global Artistic Movement

Maskbook is truly a collective and engaged community project by Art of Change 21 to influence environmental action. The portrait gallery on maskbook.org already has more than 2,500 masked portraits of participants from over 40 countries around the world.Each mask-creation is unique because it communicates its creator’s message in the face of the environmental crisis.

Maskbook is an international, participatory and artistic project created by the association Art of Change 21 and Chinese artist Wen Fang. Maskbook mobilises the creativity of artists and every individual on a major issue: the link between health and the environment.The protective mask has been used as the symbol and basis for this creative action.

Since the narrative of the project rests on artistic expression, the project invited people to create masks with their hands using material at home, click images, and send them. The images are posted online on the Maskbook portrait gallery and their Instagram handle.

Several people from across the world have responded with their portraits in masks, showcasing their creative expression. Read more about this project and to see the visual extravaganza here.

CRAFTWORK HERITAGE

Amitabha
Seraikela, India

At a time of global economic collapse due to the pandemic crisis, creative communities find themselves in shocking conditions. By creating the Chhau mask, craftmen from Jharkhand State in India, are fighting the virus in their own way in order to survive. As a “post-virus” world, we must put in place a more sustainable world where craftwork is essential.

STORY OF SURVIVAL

Shubhika Lal
Gurgaon, India

Restrictions and stay-at-home orders are the reality, but if we can shift our perspective, our homes become sanctuaries for our well-being, not prisons. My salutations to that reverential teacher, NATURE, who revealed to me that which pervades everything in this world, whether animate or inanimate, seen or unseen. In this case even bacteria, movable or immovable. We have to learn to co-exist with all, so necessary for evolution.

TESTAMENT OF A BROKEN FLOWER OF KASHMIR

Pooja Talashi
Srinagar, India

Explanation of my mask and its message
Deport me back
Back to my tree
To my grassroot where
We stood tall
Back to my Solemnself
Deport me back
Back to my Kins & Queens
Who belong No more.

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Deport me back
Back to a broken home
Will you not deport me back
Back to the place I ‘belong’
Deport me back way before
Your whims & fancies began.

Deport me back
Back to being a flower alone
Deport me back to the times
Times there were no separations
Deport me back
Being one with Nature
We call one Big tree Prakriti.

FEARLESS BEAUTY

Jhalak Raijada
Delhi, India

This mask is made up of Sanitary Napkin and paper flowers. It stands to highlight the beauty of menstruation and the nurturing nature of females.

LOVE WITH CARE

Suman Kabiraj
Kolkata, India

As the threat of novel coronavirus continues to loom over the global population, the world has carried on its search for effective ways to prevent, treat, and cure COVID-19.Subsequently, multiple countries, along with several Indian states and cities, have also made wearing face masks compulsory in public places, in order to help their citizens in the fight against the pandemic.Face masks are necessary whenever one steps out, but are not sufficient protection in themselves. The health organisations across the globe insist that the usage of a mask alone will not provide an adequate level of protection against the virus and recommend several other precautions to keep in mind while wearing masks. In this trauma besides the protection we have to keep love for each other . Care comes after the love. We have to fight against this Pandemic with utmost courage , care and LOVE for each other . And we will rebuild a world with celebration of Love. I have used self handwritten calligraphy of LOVE in different languages worldwide.

BAMBOU REVOLUTION

Harsha V. Durugadda
Hyderabad, India

I have tried to address crucial aspects of 21st-century human blunders. One of which is mass destruction through non-sustainability ; and the second is self-centeredness represented by the anymonity when someone is wearing a mask. The mask is made from a bamboo mat from Northeastern India.

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