by Shraddha Murali
Invictus Day 2
The term collage originates from the French word ‘Coller’ and literally means ‘to glue’. Today it has come to signify a collection of various things, but most commonly means a piece of art created by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing.
This was also the essence of the Collage competition held as a part of the VIBES segment of INVICTUS. Participants (in teams of max. 3 members) were tasked with creating an aforementioned piece of art on one of the two topics- “Say No to Drugs” or “Peer Pressure”. The participants could use any amount of newspaper or magazine cuttings for their creation but were forbidden from using scissors to cut these out. They also could not use 3D imagery.
The teams could be seen meticulously shredding paper and gluing bits of completely unrelated articles together to bring forth a completely new picture. The judges for the event, Dr. Bharti Magazine (Dept. of Pharmacology, KMC Manipal) and Sujatha Deepak were in rapt attention as the teams used the 3 minutes available to them to explain their Collage. The end results of the two hours were indeed a visual treat.
1st Place- Slot 1: KMC Manipal
2nd Place- Slot 3: SDUMC