The launch event for SAF 2017 which took place at the beautiful Royal Opera House in Mumbai showcased a unique classical music performance, reinterpreting archival information both in terms of its musical format as well as its visual presentation. The music renditions pay tribute to the manner in which artistes adapted their presentations for emerging formats like recording technology. Living Traditions was first performed at SAF 2016.
A CINEMATIC IMAGINATION: JOSEF WIRSCHING AND THE BOMBAY TALKIES
First displayed at Serendipity Arts Festival 2017, this exhibition was shown again at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Chennai in collaboration with the Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai. The exhibition showcased a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. A tribute to one of the forgotten pioneers of Indian cinema, cinematographer Josef Wirsching, the exhibition comprised behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and crew, production stills, and publicity images.
A carryover of “The Ground Beneath My Feet”, a project dedicated to performance art that was developed in collaboration with Serendipity Arts Foundation, HH Art Spaces, and Asia Art Archive in India, taking place at Serendipity Arts Festival 2017. Reclamation Ground was showcased at Alserkal Avenue in 2018.