Art that will make you laugh: Sketches and behind-the-scenes images from Aparna Rao

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Artist Aparna Rao in the workshop, among cardboard models of the pieces she shows in today's talk. Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio
Artist Aparna Rao in her workshop, among cardboard models of the pieces she shows in today’s talk. Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio

Aparna Rao makes the kind of art that makes you go “awwwwww,” even if you are the kind of person who would never make such a noise. In today’s talk, this TED Fellow shows us a gallery of art that goes a little crazy when no one is looking, but snaps to attention when someone walks in. And a sculpture that waves maniacally to the viewer — at least until someone new steps into the room. And a stadium, created with her artistic partner Søren Pors, that is full of characters who clap in a very usual way.

Here, Rao shares with us some sketches and images of her work.

The artist's early sketch of the sculpture 'Framerunners,' a complex windowpane that is inhabited by a tribe of bouncing figures, who can hide. Hear more in today's talk. Image: Courtesy of Pors & Rao Studio The artist’s early sketch of the sculpture ‘Framerunners,’ a complex windowpane that is inhabited by a…

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