Connecting arts organisations from both countries, three projects from our #IndiaUKTogether, a Season of Culture, will be a part of the showcase event.
Future Fantastic – Manchester/Bangalore
FutureEverything (UK) with Be Fantastic (India) are creating an exciting new festival bringing together AI, interactive art and live performance, with a focus on global challenges, climate change and women’s leadership in CreaTech. Around 10 artists from India and the UK have been commissioned to develop artworks collaboratively, including the Dara chatbots!
Antibodies – Leeds/Goa
Spread over a year, the project between The Tetley (UK) and HH Arts Spaces (India) will bring together a diverse range of cultural practitioners to rethink the body and the border, in its immediate ecology and the extended realms of myth, magic and healing in the context of Live Art. A seminar at the Tate Hyundai Research Centre, London in October 2022 will examine the history of performance art and its relationship to forms of protests across South Asia. A residency will bring together artists from India and UK to Goa and will culminate in live and virtual 24-hour festival in March 2023 with cutting edge performances and exhibition, curated by Nikhil Chopra.
Elsewhere in India – Experiments in Transmedia Storytelling - Delhi/London
Antariksha Studio (India) and Crossover Labs (UK) draw from museum archives and collections to develop an interactive game/digital experience – broadly focussed on the notion of digital restitution of museum objects, which in some festivals will include live performances and video projection of the game concurrently.