Studio 365, Goa Velha is situated in a small hamlet in Goa. The idea behind the project “Speak Up” is to facilitate research on the constant overlapping of different cultures and influences that get embedded within each through these exchanges – on people, places, material and immaterial heritage. Goa has its own complex history of cultural confluences, predominant among them the absorption of Portuguese culture. In this moment of time when transnationalism and migration can be contextualised in different ways, ACT (Artists Create Together) is an attempt to frame inherent notions of language, communication, and understanding through the medium of art and performance.
The artists present will be – Anne Murray (USA), Teresa Paiva (London, UK), Katarina Rasic (Belgrade/Mumbai), Jeetin Rangher (Bangalore, India), Seema Kohli (Delhi, India), Bhisaji Gadekar (Goa, India), Murali Cheeroth (Bangalore, India), Harpreet Singh (Chandigarh, India)
Introduction (5 min)
Film screening – Seema Kohli, performative piece (10 min)
Interactive performance Trace Elements- Verse 1: Whispers in Water by Katarina Rasic and Anne Murray on Poet Vimala Devi’s writings (25 min)
Performance. Why? (30 min)
Conversation between the artists and Lina Vincent, Curator, opening out into audience Q & A/interaction.
Improvised performance with audience participation.