Introducing ‘Dance with Gravity,’ a Dark ‘n’ Light production that takes its inspiration from the Earth Board, a modern manifestation of the centuries-old Shena Board. The film honours the Persian culture and traditions that conceptualised the board and combines mythology, poetry, movement and music to tell a unique story.
Ancient Persia has given the world many things that have endured the passage of time. One such object is the Earth Board, a fresh take on the Shena Board, a tool that has been used for hundreds of years. Learn more about the history of the board and the storytelling and myths that were the catalyst for many aspects of Persian culture.
Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist, contemplates the vast emptiness of the cosmos and how we have grappled with the concept of "nothingness" through philosophy, art, music and science.
In this blog, we speak of cosmic webs and spider webs and their filamentary structures. Through myth, folklore, and artistic representations, we explore further the scaffolding from which galaxies were born and our own stories emerged.
Vena Kapoor discusses spiders, invertebrates and other creatures that have been labelled 'creepy'.
We teamed up with Cosmodernism which oscillates around experimental audiovisual arts and performance to create this film using amino acids.
Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese philosophy, is the beauty of all things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. We harbour our own army of micro artists — the gut microbiome. The gut of the human body nourishes a secret garden arranged in asymmetric, mismatched patterns, creating a wabi-sabi masterpiece of symbolism.
The Subverse is the vessel for our sonic voyages, partly a take on the uses of subversion to thwart power, and about stories that lie in the margin and the ‘liminal’.
An illustrated poem that features tweaks, beaks, and the intricate origami of thoughts. Folding and unfurling an excerpt from "Of bug, bee and beast", a book of poetry by Devaki Panini.
Behind every project is a story. A personal essay by Devaki Panini on the writing of her book “Of bug, bee and beast”, a tender portrait of other species and the species that we humans ‘other’.
The title is a line from the song ‘Ripple’ by the Grateful Dead. The song lyrics embrace paradox, contradiction, and non-duality and we will explore that and more in our Dark ‘n’ Light journey.