By playfully traversing traditional boundaries with a range of collaborators and co-creators, we will feature poetry, stories, essays, film, audio and mixed media art. Join us as we explore diverse thoughts, mediums and voices.
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 personal essay, Vena Kapoor discusses spiders, invertebrates and other creatures that have been labelled 'creepy'. She also delves into the environmental cognitive dissonance that we all experience, and how we can mend our fractured relationship with nature.
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.
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’.