Category Archives: Multimedia
Yes, it is on! Official opening of Auroville Film Festival 2015 just finished at Town Hall on Plazza, actually was interrupted with rain. But we managed to hear all the details about next five days from Marco and Tlaloc, we heard about four categories the films are in, and the venue of screening from 9.30am til late night. Other details where shared with Sasi, and Kaerdwyn invited us to participate in the socializing part of the festival - music and food. Short Rwandan song and dance has started the opening with great anticipation form the audience, Sadhana Forest contributed drummers on recycled drums, and children from Yatra were eager to share with us a short story, comedy about their lives which was interrupted by the shower. AVFF15 is indeed a community event by the community for the community, and next five days will be full of festive spirit with excellent and interesting movies, some good music, and food affordable to all.
Who walks? What flies? it's a collective exhibition about the Kabir poetry in Kala Kendra by 5 artists. They speak about their works in the interview, in chronological order: Audrey Wallace, Srivi Kalyan: drawings art works by the children of Udavi School; Orijit Sen, graphic designer from Delhi: Hair burn like a grass; Srivi presents her sister Sandhiya Kalyan's mix-media installation; Audrey Wallace Taylor: Rajasthan Kabir Yatra drawings series; Sandhya Gopinath: Maya's painting series; Srivi Kalyan: Playing with Kabir mix media installation.
Visting artist Carrie Dashow shared her work with the Auroville community on the 6th of January at MMC. Dashow, a performance and video artist, lives and works in New York City. Dashow uses music, performance, video and subject participation to examine questions of citizenship, subjectivity, and community. For her most recent piece, Yesiree Public Notary, Dashow served as a Public Notary at the Occupy Wall Street movement notarizing the testimonials of those partaking in the protests.
Marco and Tlaloc has stopped at our studio this morning and shared with us some details on already 4th Aurovile Film Festival which will start next Friday, 2nd at 5pm at Plazza in Town Hall. Festival itself is not only growing in numbers of films in all four categories but also in number of events which accompany it. So, again we can expect a real festival spirit for five days from next Friday onward... with some surprises on the way….
On Saturday the 3rd at 4 pm in Kala Kendra is started the exhibition Misja Auropol (Mission in Auroville) by six contemporary artist from Poland currently residing in Auroville, . The Collective exhibition as a result of cultural geography experiment meant to test how the reality of Auroville would influence artists' attitudes and practices. The works shown at the exhibition present wide array of media used in contemporary art, from painting to sculpture, installation and experimental film. The project is curated by Janek Simon.
On the second day of the Auroville Film Festival many people came already in the morning. A film that seems to have grabbed special interest was "A New We" and was documenting the lifestyle of 10 intentional Communities and Ecovillages in Europe. Listen to the inspirations and insights that Aurovillians got from the lifestyle of those communities and their feeling about the Festival.
Andrea and Renu discuss the September month long fund raising drive. The present situation of the radio and our hope that this drive will help us achieve the basic expenses to sustain the radio for the year as well as to work towards our future project of creating an Art and Science of Communication school. Thanks to Auroville youth and musician Vania for the radio jingle. Its much appreciated! http://www.nepsound.com/
This recording was created on February 21st, shortly after the morning concentration at the Amphiteater. My walk started at the Matrimandir's gate toward the Banyan and back through the peace area, where I recorded conversations, guests entering the Matrimandir, workers busy in their tasks, and the songs of many birds. All the while, the rhythm of my feet on the earth accompanies the diverse sounds of the recording. Soundscapes, to me, share the beauty of a space in a way that doesn't have to be communicated in words; nothing but pure sound.
The Auroville FIlm Festival '11 will be bigger than in 2009! The number of locations where it will be happening, the installations, exhibitions: a group of video artists from Berlin gifted to Film Festival '11 fancy installations, which most likely will be on display at La Terrace at Solar Kitchen and at Town Hall. We can expect two exhibitions; one at Kala Kendra, the joint work of Marie Claire, Anna, Chloe and Christoph, their collaborative work of dance, sculpture, sound and video... in Bharat Nivas, artwork of students on Human Unity.